What's New with Content

Below you'll find a list of updates to our documentation and to our free, online training resources available at Academy Online.

Great business applications should be more than just functional! That's the topic of our newest online training course: UX Design and Appian. In this course, you'll learn why UX design is so valuable to your application, how to plan and get feedback on your interface designs, and learn best practices for working with interface layouts and components.

Throughout this course, we'll showcase different designs and interface patterns to expand your knowledge of what's possible in Appian. Click here to get started!

Kara Peeler, Manager, Training Development

Come visit us on Academy Online to engage in your new learning experience. While you're there, check out our welcome video for information about new features, start learning with one of the learning paths, or enroll in the new UX design course.

The new learning system is a fresh, modern portal to everything you need to learn Appian. The new navigation, search, and filtering capabilities make it easier than ever to locate the content you want – when you want it. We also have more quizzes and revamped skills practices to help you gauge your learning and practice your newly acquired skills.

We're excited to roll out this new experience! Email us with any comments or questions: academyonline@appian.com.

Kara Peeler, Manager, Training Development

New this month is a tutorial on building a record! Watch the videos, follow along with the written instructions, or do both as you build a record. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll have a fully configured List View and Summary View.

Follow the directions in the tutorial to download the Getting Started application and sample data, or request a free trial site, which comes pre-loaded with the Getting Started app and sample data. Try it out!

Katie Ward, Instructional Systems Designer

To coincide with the new year, we’re introducing a new course on Academy Online: Appian Essentials! In this course, you’ll get an introduction to Appian and see how companies are using Appian to revolutionize their business practices. You’ll answer common questions such as How does Appian display data? and How is work completed in Appian? as well as participate in fun activities designed to enhance your learning!

Katie Ward, Instructional Systems Designer

We added a new page all about backward compatibility with Appian so you can learn what it is, why we did it, and how you can take advantage of it.

Background

Upgrading to a newer version of a platform that isn’t backward compatible can be time-consuming, expensive, and risky. We didn’t want that to be the case with Appian, so we committed to providing backward compatibility very early on, and made that a foundational principle for our platform’s design and development.

This means if you want to update to the latest version of Appian, our goal is to make your existing applications work without further effort on your part.

Read more…

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

We've completely revamped our Windows and Linux enterprise installation guides. The steps to get Appian running for On-Premise customers are reorganized for your convenience.

Jonathan Katora, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing

We've updated our function and component version documentation to give you more context and explanation about the version changes.

Debby Chang, Information Developer II

To complement our new rich text icons, we've added two interface recipes that show you how to set and display star ratings.

Debby Chang, Information Developer II

To accompany the updates to the image components, we have new guidance on stylish ways to use them.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

Nifty new features demand nifty new recipes, so here's one that shows you how you can set a filter to change a chart reference line.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

Now that integrating with Appian has become so easy, we thought it fitting to redo the integration docs and take advantage of our new docs layout. You'll find new and updated content all living together in one, well-organized home.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

We took the old Smart Services page and turned it into a reference page where you can look up any pallet option you see in the process modeler. This is one to bookmark.

Jonathan Katora, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing

We redid the Appian Functions page with a robust lookup table that makes browsing and searching through our library of functions faster and more effective. Check it out!

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

The new revised and expanded UX Design Guide is a collection of best practices and recommendations for creating attractive and usable interfaces.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

With so many new and improved components and functions, we decided to update every single interface recipe to use all modern features so you can hit the ground running with all the cool new stuff in 17.2.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

Working with process models can be complex, which is why we've provided a handy page that will walk you through where to investigate problems, how to solve some common issues you might encounter, and what to look out for.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

Save time, improve confidence, and get more out of the new test-case feature with this new guidance and best pratices for testing expression rules in Appian.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development
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