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…


esrijs clone

Quick Tip – Clone in ArcGIS JSAPI

The ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript is a very powerful evolution of the API. A lot of the work under the hood in Accessor and the ability to Autocast properties which helps to simplify the API, make the JSAPI a very robust tool. There’s still a few little gems in the API and things you…


arcgis online

Customize Your ArcGIS Online Org Page

I wanted to do something a little different today. I was reading a post somewhere about how can GIS developers showcase their portfolio as part of their job search. One thing that came to mind aside from some of the standard stuff like maintaining a github account, was to showcase Web Maps, Layers and more…


esrijs widgets

Custom Widgets in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

One of the new features introduced with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript recently in the 4.2 release is the introduction of a new widget framework you can use to build custom widgets with the API. You are not required to use this widget framework, you can always just build your own widgets how you…


2017 goals

2017 Goals: Hope Is Not a Strategy

One of my favorite quotes recently comes from Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference. That quote is in the title of this post, Hope is not a strategy. That’s how I want to approach my future goals. I can’t hope I’ll get to them. I need a plan and I need some milestones….