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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….

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ArcGIS JSAPI Accessor and Widgets!

The latest release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.2 introduced some vew and improved features. One feature, that isn’t really new in 4.x, but has been more thoroughly documented is the Accessor. I’ve covered Accessor before on this blog, and for good reason, it is so powerful! Accessor I’m a huge fan of Accessor,…

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Hello Arcade

Say hello to Arcade. It’s been a while since I’ve made a video. I had a lot of work to do for the DevSummit recently, but this week I decided to wait until the latest ArcGIS Online release because this release introduces a new platform expression language called Arcade! Arcade is kind of JavaScripty, Pythonic…

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Esri European DevSummit 2016

It’s only the second day of the 2016 Esri European Developer Summit, but so far it’s been a terrific week! Living on the edge I just so happened to get my passport the morning of my flight, so to say I was cutting it close is an understatement. The flight here was long, yes, but…

I’m going to Berlin

That’s right, I will be at the Esri European Developer Summit next week. That’s why the blog post is late this week, I am swamped. I was a late addition to the party, so I had quite a bit of catching up to do. I’ll be involved in preconference ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript training…

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Intro to ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript Sale!

This weekend is a holiday weekend in the states, but I want to say thank you to all my readers and everyone who has purchased any of my books, either ArcGIS Web Development or Intro to ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript! To say thank you, I wanted to offer you a $5 off my latest…

esrijs accessor

Quick Tip – Accessor in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

The Accessor is a key compoment of the ArcGIS API 4 for JavaScript. It allows you to do some really awesome stuff like watch for property changes in your application. I’ve talked about them before and how useful they are. Today, I just want to quickly look at how they can be used as a…

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Quick Tip – MapImageLayer in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

The MapImageLayer is a totally revamped version of the ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer in version 3 of the ArcGIS JS API. The MapImageLayer API has been greatly simplified to work with Sublayers that allows you to create definitionExpressions, customize renderers, work with query tables and more. In this video we take a quick look at the MapImageLayer and…


Excerpt from Intro to ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4

This week I’d like to provide you an excerpt from my most recent book, Intro to ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4. The book is still being written, but if you purchase the book, you’ll get updates as they come along. I’m currently working on section that covers Popups that I will be releasing soon. I’ve…


TypeScript in Visual Studio Code

I was recently asked about setting up a TypeScript project in Visual Studio Code. This was specifically in reference to using the ArcGIS API 3 for JavaScript. I decided to make this video to help users get up and running with Visual Studio Code using TypeScript for their ArcGIS API for JavaScript applications. This video…