be a geodev

How to be a geodev

I recently made a comment in jest about how to be a Geospatial Web Developer. How to be a Geospatial Web Developer? Put it on a business card and figure out the details later.— Rene Rubalcava (@odoenet) April 30, 2017 It was inspired by perusing this reddit thread. I’ve talked about similar topics before. Although,…


Electron with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Many moons ago, I tried my hand at some Electron. I even tried it out with esri-leaflet and it was pretty straightforward. Recently, a couple of github issues popped up related to this and I realized, I had not talked about how I was using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript with Electron. There is one…


esrijs npm

Using NPM with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

There was a recent blog post about using NPM to install the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Although the JavaScript API isn’t published to NPM, you could still install the github repo with NPM. In this video, I just walk through the steps to do the install and setup. Even though you can install the API…


dojo 2

A look at Dojo 2

I like Dojo. It’s a solid toolkit that’s been around a long time. I’ve had my share of hair-pulling when it comes to integrating Dojo with other JavaScript tooling like SystemJS and Webpack, each time finding some sort of workaround. And yeah, Dijit is getting a little long in the tooth. Long in the tooth….


emberconf

EmberConf 2017

I’m in Portland, OR again! This is my second EmberConf and I’m looking forward to some cool stuff this year. There’s a few Ember projects at Esri right now, Operations Dashboard Workforce Web App Open Data I’m sure there’s some other stuff going on too. I’ve talked a bit about using Ember with the ArcGIS…


esrijs elm

Using Elm with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

I’m a big fan of Elm. I think it’s a great language to work in, the debugging tools are awesome and once you get the hang of it, it really makes app development flow much easier and just starts to make sense. This is all due to the simplicity of the Elm Architecture. Now, I…


devsummit

For Developers, By Developers.

The Esri Developer Summit is just a few days away, and I can tell from the coffee consumption around the office that people at Esri are working hard to put the final touches on presentations and everything else going on next week. I’m pretty sure the guy down the hall from me had hair last…


ArcGIS API 4 for JS with vue-cli and Nuxt

I’m a framework fan. You know it, I know it, I’ve come to accept this. It all started with Flex, and PureMVC, Swiz, Robotlegs and more. So many different ways to create awesome apps. Recently, I’ve been having a lot of fun with Vue. You can find some great videos at egghead.io on getting started…


devsummits

DevSummit Season 2017

It’s that time of year, it’s wet outside (in SoCal anyway), I’m blasting through material and slides and wondering what I’m doing. I tend to over-commit, and I like to think I over-deliver. I have to admit, I kind of thrive on it. Presenting and sharing material. I think I do a decent job of…


TypeScript for JavaScript

TypeScript Typings for JavaScript

It’s no secret that I am a fan of TypeScript. But I don’t use it for everything, I still write plenty of regular JavaScript, mostly in ES-something-or-other. I am also a long time Vim user, but I’ve slowly been moving over to using Visual Studio Code quite a bit. Today I want to show you…