when our admins are restarting a server where Pega is installed, some developers forget about the restart and don't save their progress in Pega. That can be quite annoying and even frustrating. To fix this problem I would like to implement a functionality that a popup window appears somewhere in Pega when I want that reminds every colleague of the restart. Can you help me with that issue? Is it also possible to develop this across more than one application?
Unfortunately, I think that this won't be possible without support from the product (i.e. Pega 7) itself.
There are a couple of things to consider in advance: First of all, You will have to make sure that all people using the platform at a given moment, will be notified of the upcoming restart. Because of the underlying HTTP Request / Response model, it is not possible to send out the message as such. There will always have to be a request before.
Now, even if the the developer / user sends a new HTTP request e.g. by clicking an arbitrary control on the UI and the server could respond with a pop-up, You will have to make sure that all Portals include a UI-control that indicate the restart intention. In consequence, the Designer Studio portal rule would have to be modified as well so that the developer will be notified. As that rule is final and the Pega ruleset is locked You won't be able to easily create one Yourself.
Another idea could be to use Pega 7 in a HTML Frameset, but I doubt that this is possible due to browser / security restrictions and / or Pega limitations.
I really hope that there's a loop hole that I have overseen, but still hope that this helps.