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Quick Preview of ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4

The release for version 4.0 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is almost ready for prime-time, and although the betas have seen steady releases during the development lifecycle, I just wanted to give a quick preview of some of the cool features available to you! Some of the cool features covered in this quick demo…

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Using EsriJS Collection as a Store

I talked a bit about Collections in the ArcGIS JS API 4.0beta. Remember, Collection is part of core in 4.0, so it’s helpful to get familiar with it. To demonstrate how to do this, let’s play around with some free traffic camera data,from the Washington State DoT. You can sign up for an API key…


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…


CycleJS with ArcGIS JS API

A while ago, I had seen a tweet about a new JavaScript framework called Cycle.js, so of course I had to check it out. It touts itself as "A functional and reactive JavaScript framework for cleaner code". Ok, cool, let’s check it out. My first look at it and it relies heavily on RxJS Observables….

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View Models in ArcGIS JS API

This past couple of months marked not one, not two, but three releases for the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. You had 3.15, 4.0beta2 and then 4.0beta3. These releases have introduced Vector Tile Support, new Popup and now with 4.0beta3 release, View Models. What is a View Model Since 4.0beta1, we were introduced to this concept…

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Vector Tiles in ArcGIS JS API

Esri has had a slew of releases recently and part of those releases has included Vector Tiles for basemaps. The latest ArcGIS Online release and ArcGIS JS Beta 2 has introduced Esri Vector Tile basemaps for users and developers. What are Vector Tiles? Vector tiles are a specification introduced by Mapbox to generate tiled data….

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ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0 Beta2

Last week, Esri announced the release of the ArcGIS JS API 4.0 Beta 2. I’ve talked a lot about the 4.0 beta and a lot of the new features available with it. It’s not just the 3D functionality, which is cool, but also much of the core of the API such as Accessor, Collections, Promises,…


Simple What3Words Widget in ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Recently, there was an announcement that Esri and What3Words were partnering up and that What3Words would be coming to ArcGIS Online and Desktop and Server. I have no idea how that integration is going to play out, but hey, you can start using What3Words in your ArcGIS JS Apps today. What is What3Words? If you’re…

Quick Tip – Collections in EsriJS Beta 4

I’ve talked a lot about some cool features of the ArcGIS API for JavaScrtipt beta 4. I think Accessors are a great component of the new API, which has lots of applications. One other really interesting module in the API is the esri/core/Collection. You can think of Collection as a store for Arrays, with some…

Drawing all the things in ArcGIS API JS Beta

DIY Drawing in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0 Beta I’ve talked a lot about the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0beta. It has some really cool features and lots of neat stuff still to come. One of the things currently not finished yet in the beta API is a drawing tool. I talked about DIY…