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Esri European DevSummit 2016

It’s only the second day of the 2016 Esri European Developer Summit, but so far it’s been a terrific week! Living on the edge I just so happened to get my passport the morning of my flight, so to say I was cutting it close is an understatement. The flight here was long, yes, but…


I’m going to Berlin

That’s right, I will be at the Esri European Developer Summit next week. That’s why the blog post is late this week, I am swamped. I was a late addition to the party, so I had quite a bit of catching up to do. I’ll be involved in preconference ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript training…
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Intro to ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript Sale!

This weekend is a holiday weekend in the states, but I want to say thank you to all my readers and everyone who has purchased any of my books, either ArcGIS Web Development or Intro to ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript! To say thank you, I wanted to offer you a $5 off my latest…


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Quick Tip – Accessor in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

The Accessor is a key compoment of the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. It allows you to do some really awesome stuff like watch for property changes in your application. I’ve talked about them before and how useful they are. Today, I just want to quickly look at how they can be used as a…


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Quick Tip – MapImageLayer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

The MapImageLayer is a totally revamped version of the ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer in version 3 of the ArcGIS JS API. The MapImageLayer API has been greatly simplified to work with Sublayers that allows you to create definitionExpressions, customize renderers, work with query tables and more. In this video we take a quick look at the MapImageLayer and…


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Excerpt from Intro to ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4

This week I’d like to provide you an excerpt from my most recent book, Intro to ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4. The book is still being written, but if you purchase the book, you’ll get updates as they come along. I’m currently working on section that covers Popups that I will be releasing soon. I’ve…


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TypeScript in Visual Studio Code

I was recently asked about setting up a TypeScript project in Visual Studio Code. This was specifically in reference to using the ArcGIS API 3 for JavaScript. I decided to make this video to help users get up and running with Visual Studio Code using TypeScript for their ArcGIS API for JavaScript applications. This video…


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Using VueJS with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

It’s no secret that I am a fan of JavaScript frameworks. One little framework I haven’t touched in a long time is VueJS. What I really like about VueJS is that it is a very simple to use JavaScript framework that provides a big benefit to developers that want a templating library without all the…


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Intro to Dojo2 with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Dojo 2 has been in the works for quite some time. It is finally at a stage where most of the packages are in either alpha or beta and can be tested. You can find more information about the status of each Dojo 2 package here. SitePen has put a lot of work into making…


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Intro to ArcGIS SceneViewer

The SceneViewer application in the ArcGIS Platform is very similar to the MapViewer. However, the SceneViewer is designed specifically to set up your Scenes for use in your applications. The workflow is that you would author your WebScenes in ArcGIS Pro and publish those scenes to your ArcGIS Online account. You can then use the…