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,…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…