Custom bookmarks in your ArcGIS JS API apps

The recent release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript introduced the Bookmarks widget to support Bookmarks you can create in WebMaps. It’s pretty cool, simple but elegant little widget. Not to mention the fact that if you have users creating bookmarks in WebMaps, it’s kind of cool to expose that to them in a custom…


Post EsriUC 2018 Wrap Up

Well, that was a heck of an EsriUC. You can see a lot of the action on the @EsriUC twitter account. UC is interesting, it’s a mix of users, managers, analysts, techs, devs, people from other industries interested in how spatial can fit into their workflows. Whereas DevSummit is heavily focused on devs and geogeekness….


Build apps with the @arcgis/cli

A cool new tool was recently announced to help you build apps with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The @arcgis/cli. It’s fairly easy to set up: npm install -g @arcgis/cli Now you can start using it to quickly scaffold new applications using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. arcgis create awesome-app it seems like just about…


Put ArcGIS JS API into your webpack

Recently, it was announced that there is a new @arcgis/webpack-plugin. The plugin makes it easier for you to integrate the ArcGIS API for JavaScript into your modern developer workflow. Basically, what it does is use a lightweight AMD loader during the webpack build process to feed the modules in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript into…


TypeScript Conf – The Aftermath

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural TSConf in Seattle, WA with a few of my Esri buds. This was the first ever conference focused specifically on TypeScript. It was also my first time in Seattle, and I think I happened to be there in an ideal weekend, because it wasn’t even…


It’s that time of year!

First of all, sorry. It’s been quiet around here, but for good reason. I got shit to do. I know, that’s no excuse. You should see how much work some of the others around here are doing. Now, they really got shit to do. First off, I did a lot of work recently to put…


Quick Tip – Move a Graphic

A quick tip today! Because someone asked me how to do this and I was like, I think I can do that. Scenario: You’re working deep cover overseas. You’re cornered in an alley and have no clear eyeshot of the bad guys that are looking for you. But, you have access to a small drone…


Save your Viewpoint for another day!

As developers, sometimes we’re asked to do something weird. Ok, maybe weird isn’t the right term, more like unusual or something you haven’t done before. This could range from things like make your buttons change border radius on hover or some odd sliders and drawers so your app can look all snazzy, because hey, you’re…


2018 Goals: Doing my thing

I like to think I approach everything I do with a passion. Whether it be my goals, work, my family, my lifting, whatever it may be, I give it all I got. Is it perfect? Nah, but I don’t do shit that’s not worth doing for one reason or another. This past year These were…


I wrote another book

A while ago, I had started a book on the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript and self-published it via Leanpub. I’m happy to say that the book was recently picked up by APress and is avaialble directly from them! By the way, APress is running a 50% discount right now as well! You can also…