Application versioning

Modified 5 days ago

Abhiram

Applies to Digital Work Platform:

  • Small Business
  • Corporate
  • Enterprise

Understanding application versioning

Versioning your application allows you to easily add or update functionality without affecting existing users.

By default, when you build and deploy your application within the Application builder, it will be set to version 1.0. As you add new features and change the way your app works, you should deploy new versions and promote them to give users the most up-to-date information. The build number will be increased every time. Every time you deploy your application from the Development environment to the Test environment and then from the Test environment to the Production environment, they are tracked and retained for your analysis.

Versioning allows you to save many draft versions of your application and send them to users as you finish features.

We recommend using minor versions for small updates to your application (i.e., 1.1, 1.2, etc.) and major versions for changes that may affect the operations of your users (i.e., 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc.)

Changes that necessitate a version change

While the majority of configuration changes may be made with a minor version, a few require a major version. They are as follows:

  • Changing the roles and permissions of an app.
  • Introducing or retracting pages and forms.
  • Changing the name and description of your app.
  • Changing your app's URL.

When adding a new feature to your application, you can use a minor version. If you add a whole new feature (view, component, or integration) to your app, it will have no influence on existing users' workflows. As a result, in such cases, you can use a minor version.

Tracking version changes

You can track the deployment history of your application inside the development and test environments separately. This will help you monitor all the changes that were implemented and rolled out during every application version and build.

In the development environment, the deployment history can be accessed under your Application builder's settings tab. In the test environment, the same can be accessed under App settings > Deployment history.

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