Also, can we have a detailed tutorial in PDN about the configuration and implementation of DX API? I understand Pega's courses cannot cover ReactJS modules, but the PEGA specific components/configurations at least can be covered in it.
Because the skill set needed is more industry-standard rather than Pega specific, we are not expecting to offer a certification for Pega UI.
Can you please give example of business logic embedded into sections currently and how you are solving it going forward? With the new UI/UX, can we still use tracer to debug issues? As a Pega developer, should I learn ReactJS to work in the future?
1/ visible when in section is creating business logic in the ui 2/ yes tracer will continue to work when using the DX API 3/ no you should not have to learn React to build an app
No. For a normal project, you should not have to learn React. Most of the components that you will need will be provided by the platform - React skillset will be needed if you need a special component that is not provided OTB.
Is there a Pega Cosmos react demo application available for us to play around in Pega academy or something we can download in exchange to use it in personal edition?
Not yet – Cosmos React is a preview in 8.5 – Some Pega Academy courses will be available post 8.6 for Cosmos React
Are there plans to introduce a design showcase similar to what most design systems have to help users learn and socialize the design system?
https://design.pega.com is the showcase. We are working on a complete rebuild of this site to showcase the new React based UI rendering.
It appears that business users need to be retrained as we cannot mimic the current UI layouts in Cosmos after migration. Can you confirm?
Business users will need to use app studio and the new authoring UI to make application changes. There will be some re-training needed
Starting in Pega 8.6, does a developer need React knowledge to modify UI according to business need?
For a normal project, you should not have to learn React. Most of the components that you will need will be provided by the platform - React skillset will be needed if you need a special component that is not provided OTB.
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