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Designing and Building for Performance

Technical Solutions Director Steve Carr explores the design considerations, tools and techniques you can use to proactively ensure the performance of your deployed solution. (Version 5.4)

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Presentation (20:40)

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Hands-on Exercises

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 Unit Name Time
Root Causes of Performance Issues 01:13
Performance Analysis Checklist 00:38
Identifying Design Time Warnings with Preflight 00:20
Design Time Warnings When Creating Classes 01:56
List View Unit Testing Considerations 01:02
Troubleshooting List View Report Performance 01:20
Design Time Warnings for Java Activity Method 01:15
Design Time Warnings for WriteNow and Obj-Save 00:42
Using the MyAlerts Tool to Unit Test Rule Performance 01:05
Optimizing Query Performance with DB Time Alert 01:39
Optimizing Performance with Browser Interaction Alert 00:23
Optimizing Performance with DB Bytes Read Alert 00:59
Optimizing Performance with Connect Total Time Alert 00:55
Uncovering Hidden Performance Issues with PAL 04:09
Using Alert and Error Logs to Enhance Performance 00:56
Blob Data Retrieval and Performance Implications 02:08
File Name Type
Exercise Setup PDF
Exercise Product File ZIP
Exercise: Database Mapping PDF
Exercise: Exposing Columns PDF
Home Codes: Derby SQL
Home Codes: SQL Server SQL
PRPC Alert Codes PDF

About the Presenter

As a Technical Solutions Director, Steve Carr focuses on technical and functional oversight of PRPC field implementations.  He performs architecture & design reviews, performance & tuning analysis, and sizing of PRPC systems.

Steve has more than 25 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying large scale business applications for manufacturing, financial services, and health care industries.  He has specialized in the construction of applications architectures, database models, business rules and BPM/BRE systems.

Prior to joining Pegasystems in 2006, Steve worked in a variety of roles from field service to applications engineering and management at Fair Isaac Corporation, RulesPower, Putnam Investments, Mass Mutual Life Insurance and Nextera Consulting.


September 7, 2017 - 5:09am

Good presentations however they are almost 10 years old. Kindly have them updated for PRPC 7.3.X

November 1, 2017 - 8:18am

Agree ...