Category: javascript

Yet another application ArcGIS JSAPI starter kit

I know, I know. Lately, I’ve been working on this little starter kit in my spare time. I started it because I’ve gotten a few questions about how to build an app with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. I’ve used this application in some demos, and I’ve gotten requests to share it. So I…


How to void your ArcGIS API for JavaScript Warranty!

You may have an existing ArcGIS API 3 for JavaScript application that is running smoothly and is widely used… but you would really like to take advantage of those sweet WebScenes in version 4. But you can’t do a full rewrite yet, or maybe you’re waiting for some features to land in version 4 before…


Code coverage in your apps

Ok, so this post isn’t necessarily about geodev, but it’s related in that I’m sure a lot of us don’t write enough tests. I’m working on this, and I recently, for some odd reason, got really into code coverage and tooling. Using it as a tool to help guide me to focus on writing my…


Quick intro to esri-loader

This is a quick, I mean quick intro to the esri-loader. I was shooting for 2 minutes, that turn to 5, ended up around 7. The esri-loader is cool if you are building apps with other build tools like Webpack or one of those cool new cli tools to scaffold your apps. A lot of…


Quick Tip: ArcGIS API 4 for JS – When stuff is ready?

When working with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript, the occasion may come up when you ask yourself, Is my layer ready for me to use yet? This question popped on a recent email chain of mine recently, and I realized that there are handful of ways you could answer this question depending on what…


Web Workers in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Recently there was a thread on GeoNet about how to use workers in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. This brought up the discussion about the small worker framework that ships with the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. The user was able to figure it out enough to get a cool demo app together. You can…


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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…


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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…


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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….