As we have discussed in this blog previously, we release a release candidate for all agent changes (with the exception of urgent bug fixes). You can use this release candidate by having your development or staging servers refer to the release candidate version of the agent (https://d3accju1t3mngt.cloudfront.net/js/rc-pa.min.js) instead of the production version.
In addition, we now have a chrome plugin which can make it even easier to test with the release candidate. Using the Chrome plugin, you can access your production site (or any other site that has the Pendo production agent), and the plugin will automatically swap out the production agent with the release candidate agent, allowing you to test your production guides easily. The plugin is found here: