Category: esri

DevSummit 2016 Day 1

Or is it Day 2? Tough to tell. I had crappy wifi last night, so this a late blog post. Yesterday I just practiced for plenary and spent some time at the showcase island in the afternoon. Not much to report. Today was the plenary, which I was more than proud and excited to be…


Road to DevSummit

Next week is the Esri Developer Summit and things are looking pretty good. They keynote speaker this year is none other than Douglas Crockford, who is always a pleasure to see speak. There’s a packed agenda this year, where I’m sure a dev could definitely find something that interests them. A personal year Normally, I’d…


ArcGIS API 4.0 Overview

The ArcGIS 4.0 Beta has had three releases so far and has introduced plenty of new features and functionality. This video covers a series of samples that have been created to demonstrate and explain some of these new features. It is incredibly useful for developers moving the 3.x API to 4.0. The repo of demos…


Custom CSS for ArcGIS API for JavaScript Apps

Have you ever wanted to make your ArcGIS API for JavaScript apps shine? Want to give them a touch of your own style? Here’s a quick tip to help you do just that!


Dojo Bootstrap with ArcGIS JavaScript API

If you use the ArcGIS JavaScript API, have you tried Bootstrap? It’s a great way for developers to get a decent looking website up and going pretty quickly that doesn’t look like total crap. It has some handy components, however they are dependent on jQuery because everyone uses jQuery, didn’t you know that? Bootstrap Map…


dojo router for your Esri JavaScript Maps

Part of the rage in building single page applications is the ability to do all your page routing on the client. Angular has the $routeProvider, Backbone has a solid router, Ember has a great routing system in place, and although React isn’t an all-in-one framework, there is a fantastic routing library available for it. Now,…


GIS Day 2014 – Learn some geo

It’s that special holiday we all look forward to this time of year, it’s GIS Day! Now please hold back your excitement. If you are a GIS pro, you are probably lounging around the house enjoying your holiday off. I’ll be hanging out at the LA County GIS Day event most of the day hoping…


10 Things I learned writing ArcGIS Web Dev

So it’s been almost two years now since I took on the challenge of writing the ArcGIS Web Dev book from Manning Publications. Recently I made myself a list of 10 things I learned in the process. I didn’t think I could write Ok, that might be a horrible thing to say considering I have…


Some fun with Esri JS API and RxJS

What the… So I get pretty bored. For the past year or so I’ve been learning some functional programming stuff, and like most things it has snowballed into tons of little side projects and experiments. A few months ago I attended this online workshop from FrontendMasters and it totally melted my brain. I highly recommend…


Quick Tip: Save last location on map reload

I’d like to… I recently had a need in an ArcGIS JS project to save a maps last location when the user closed the browser so that it would return that location when they returned to the application. After a little trial and error, I think I came up with a pretty good solution. Quick…