Guided by your technical design, build the Industrial IoT application in ThingWorx. Verify the resulting application satisfies your business and user requirements.
Before you begin, complete these steps:
Based on the final technical design, the designer and/or developer will use ThingWorx Composer to build the application user interface.
It’s helpful to understand these components within ThingWorx:
We recommend you connect some data at this stage. It’s not necessary to have all the data you need before you begin development. But designing with real—albeit incomplete—data will eliminate the need to manufacture dummy data. Ideally, all your data should be ready within a few weeks after development begins.
Verify the design is working properly, the data is flowing correctly, and the widgets work correctly. Iterate as needed until everything works. If you don’t have data to work with yet, use dummy data to check your work. Later, you will test the application more thoroughly.
During the planning phase of your Industrial IoT project, you outlined a process for managing code across environments (DevOps). As you develop your application, ensure all the developers follow the agreed-upon DevOps processes. As you create and test solutions, your DevOps process ensures your work is backed up. DevOps also prevents team members from accidentally overwriting or deleting pieces of the application.
When your application is nearing completion, confirm whether it satisfies your use case, application requirements, and user requirements. Perform this step several weeks before the planned go-live date: give your team enough time to fix any issues that may arise. If you built your application in house, consider engaging PTC’s ThingWorx experts to review your solution and identify possible risks.
In the next phase, you will test the application to verify the data flows correctly and users can access the information they need.
We recommend you create documentation that details how the application was developed. After deployment, the team supporting end users will need this documentation to troubleshoot issues and fix bugs.
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