Tag: TypeScript

Build apps with the @arcgis/cli

A cool new tool was recently announced to help you build apps with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The @arcgis/cli. It’s fairly easy to set up: npm install -g @arcgis/cli Now you can start using it to quickly scaffold new applications using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. arcgis create awesome-app it seems like just about…


TypeScript Conf – The Aftermath

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural TSConf in Seattle, WA with a few of my Esri buds. This was the first ever conference focused specifically on TypeScript. It was also my first time in Seattle, and I think I happened to be there in an ideal weekend, because it wasn’t even…


It’s that time of year!

First of all, sorry. It’s been quiet around here, but for good reason. I got shit to do. I know, that’s no excuse. You should see how much work some of the others around here are doing. Now, they really got shit to do. First off, I did a lot of work recently to put…


Add some action to your Map apps!

I’ve been experimenting with ways to add small, focused, utility actions to my maps. This could be something like clicking on the map and doing a buffer analysis, or double-click and query some data, and so on, I think you get the idea. I’ve called these behaviors, I’ve seen them referred to as Map Actions…


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…


TypeScript Typings for JavaScript

It’s no secret that I am a fan of TypeScript. But I don’t use it for everything, I still write plenty of regular JavaScript, mostly in ES-something-or-other. I am also a long time Vim user, but I’ve slowly been moving over to using Visual Studio Code quite a bit. Today I want to show you…


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…


TypeScript, Elm and ArcGIS API for JavaScript

I have quite the affinity for learning programming languages and frameworks. It’s a guilty pleasure that sometimes I just let myself get drunk on. I recently got hammered on Elm and TypeScript. I’ve been doing quite a bit of TypeScript lately. I started learning it a while ago and I thoroughly enjoy it. About a…


I’m learning TypeScript

A couple of months back, I talked about how I was trying to learn TypeScript. Well, I’m really learning TypeScript and getting my hands dirty. One of the things that made this a little easier for me was that the latest official 1.5 release supports more ES6 features, such as ES6 modules. This means that…