What’s new for Java Developers in 9.3.1?

As a Java developer have you ever wanted to extend your desktop and server applications natively using the Java API?  If so, you’ll be happy to know that the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release allows you to extend the ArcGIS framework by creating Java extensions that plug seamlessly into ArcObjects components. This is a big improvement because to accomplish this before Java developers were required to develop functionality in a COM compliant language then use the proxygen tool to create the Java wrappers. Say good bye to those days!

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The ArcGIS 9.3.1 release
provides enhanced support for Java developers to develop extensions in the native Java environment using a simple develop and deploy workflow. Some of the supported extensions include:

  • Custom geoprocessing tools
  • Server object extensions (SOEs) and utility objects
  • Class extensions for customized data behavior
  • Custom renderers
  • Plug-in data sources

Also, the development team will be presenting in-depth sessions on developing and deploying ArcGIS Java Extensions at our upcoming Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA. These sessions include ‘Extending ArcGIS with Java’ and ‘Extending ArcGIS Server with Java’.  You can also listen to our podcast ‘2009 ESRI Developer Summit: Extending ArcGIS with Java’ for more information.



Contributed by the Java development team

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  1. kirkktx says:

    Could you please tell me if 9.3.1 will support .NET 3.5 ?

    Thanks, Kirk

  2. dcardella says:

    .Net 3.5 is currently supported at 9.3. It will continue to be supported at 9.3.1. http://wikis.esri.com/wiki/display/ag93bsr/Web+ADF+for+the+Microsoft+.NET+Framework