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Pega front-end developer role

Front-end development is the implementation of UX design into a web application. A Pega front-end developer has the skillsets to implement the UI screens of a Pega Platform™ application.

Web technologies

A Pega front-end developer is an expert in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

A front end developer uses HTML and CSS as the building blocks of a web page to define the languages that render the UI. JavaScript allows the developer to add functionality to a web application by implementing keyboard listeners, validation routines, and more.

A front-end developer is also experienced with third-party frameworks such as Jquery, Bootstrap, React, Vue, and Angular.

Responsive and adaptive design

A Pega front-end developer can implement responsive and adaptive designs. For example, mobile designs can include a mixture of responsive and adaptive concepts to achieve unique user experiences on a desktop as compared to a mobile phone. 

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Cross-browser knowledge and testing

Modern browsers follow some of the web standards and generally display websites consistently. However, behind the scenes, each browser interprets the code differently. 

When using CSS and Javascript to implement advanced UI capabilities, a Pega front-end developer can differentiate between browsers and test the UI using different browsers, such as Internet Explorer on Windows or Safari on Mac OS. A front-end developer is an expert in troubleshooting issues with web technologies using built-in browser tools.

Accessibility support

Applications must be accessible to everyone. This accessibility must include direct access or unassisted, and indirect access or compatibility with a person's assistive technology, such as computer screen readers.

Accessibility should not be confused with usability, which is the ability to use an application to achieve specified goals effectively, efficiently, and satisfactorily within a specified context of use.

Pega out-of-the-box (OOTB) components are accessible. However, Pega front-end developers need to become familiar with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) specification and configurations to enable accessibility across the application as a whole.

In the following image, click the + icons to view the typical issues that Pega front-end developers may encounter when building an accessible application:

Other Pega front-end developer skillsets and characteristics

A Pega front-end developer also has the following skillsets and characteristics:


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