Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting quite a few people asking questions about transitioning to javascript – perhaps this recent post about Esri’s Roadmap for Web Developers has spurred more people into action – whatever the cause, I thought I’d share a few thoughts and links.

First off, now is a great [...]

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Telemetry Part 2: The Code

On February 14, 2014 By Dave Bouwman

In part 1 we covered the three most common types of telemetry data we want to collect. In this part we will review how to actually implement tracking within your code.

For this example we are going to use Google Analytics. Simple, Free, and virtually ubiquitous. Of course you could send this information to [...]

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Designing applications can be a bit of a dark art. Shed light on the features that are actually being used by leveraging telemetry from running applications.

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Sometimes you may need to access feature services at scales they were not published at – essentially working around min/max scale settings. This post will show a technique for doing so, and hi-light some of the possible down-sides.

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Leverage your MapService layers as Feature Layers with this simple, lesser known trick.

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A look at various javascript tools and frameworks that the Esri DC R&D Center will be investigating over the next year.

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Esri Javascript developer Dave Bouwman shares useful resources for leveling up your front-end web development skills in 2014.

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Our team is embarking on a few ambitious open data projects. There are well documented practices and principles of open data. In particular, Tim Berners-Lee highlighted his 5 stars of Open Data where the best datasets are ‘linked data to other data to provide context’.

Early Use of Linked Data

In 2008 we [...]

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