Category: javascript

Hello Intern 4

I’ve talked about using Intern before for testing your ArcGIS API for JavaScript applications. Well, there is a new version of Intern out now that I’ve been integrating into my development lately and it was officially released last week. It simplifies some of the configuration for running tests and makes it much easier to run…


Dojo 2 and Web Components

I’ve talked before about how I’m excited about the upcoming Dojo 2 official release. They’ve added some nice updates to the tutorials pages, which are really cool! One of the features I’m excited about revolves around the dojo-cli, which adds new scaffolding and build tools. I recommend the tutorials to get familar with those, but…


Popups, UI, and HAX!

The recent videos have covered an array of topics! Popups I’ve had some interests about working with Popups in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, so you can check out these videos! The Popup is probably the most widely used widget in applications. It’s the first point of entry to get details about data displayed on…


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…


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,…