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Quick Tip: Widgets in EsriJS 4 UI

Some of you might still be digging into the new ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. One of the really cool new features in this version is the introduction of a layout UI for the views. You can read a little more about the View UI here. What the View UI gives you is a built-in…




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Using TypeScript with EsriJS 4

With the release of the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript and even leading up to the release, there has been a lot of interest in updated TypeScript Definition files. I’m pleased to let you know that when the ArcGIS API 4 was released, the new TypeScript definition files for 4.0 were also released. Because of…




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DIY Redux using EsriJS 4

I’m a big fan of React. Mostly because it’s focused one thing and that’s on building components. It’s up to me to decide how I want to use those components and wire them together. One of the first architectures released for React apps was Flux and Flux is great for managing separation of updating state…




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ArcGIS JSAPI 4.0 Resources

I’ve talked about it for months, guided you through betas and dug deep into new features, and today the ArcGIS JavaScript API 4.0 was released. There’s a really extensive blog post on the Esri blogs that you should go read for more information, it’s packed full of really good stuff. I wanted to talk a…




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Quick Preview of ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4

The release for version 4.0 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is almost ready for prime-time, and although the betas have seen steady releases during the development lifecycle, I just wanted to give a quick preview of some of the cool features available to you! Some of the cool features covered in this quick demo…




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Let’s get Charty!

People dig charts. They can give quick looks at your data, and may even prove enlightening. I don’t really deal with charts too often anymore, but it comes up enough that I thought we could look at a couple of ways to get chart data using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. I figured for this…




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Fun with GeometryEngine

The GeometryEngine in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is a very cool and powerful feature inside the API. I highly recommend you check out these series of blog posts on the Esri blogs to check out some of it’s uses in an application setting. I wanted to play around with using the GeometryEngine to see…




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Reflecting on Ember Conf 2016

Last week I had the opportunity to attend EmberConf 2016 in Portland, Oregon from Esri. Ember is one of the frameworks used for application development here, so it was really good to catch up on current development in the community. First off, I had to fly, which I’m not a fan of, but I’m getting…


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Quick tip – Build React into your Dojo apps

So I spent some time this past weekend fussing around with getting a Dojo app built with React. I was going through and replacing use of Dijits for React components. Everything was working just fine in development. It was awesome! Then I tried to build it with the Dojo build system and none of the…




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Custom ArcGIS Vector Tile Styles

With the introduction of Esri Vector Tile maps and their use in both the 3.x and 4.0beta, more and more people are going to be creating applications that utilize them. You can always copy a style file to your ArcGIS account and edit that style to create some interesting and sometimes bright custom styles for…