To build on the success of recent Developer Summit in California, we’ve decided to take the event on the road. Esri will be hosting 3 Dev Summits in Europe this September.
I hope developers from all over Europe and the world will come together in Rotterdam, Berlin or London (all 3 if you want). The technical sessions will focus on becoming more effective at building web, mobile and desktop applications. Senior Esri development staff will be presenting so you’ll get a chance to see what’s coming next. Registration information will be available soon but mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Europe.
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Whether you’re working with an existing application, or you’re planning a new app, unit testing provides an efficient, dependable way to verify that your code functions as expected and ensure that your app’s features work. In a nutshell, unit testing provides an automated way to target, test and validate specific components of an application.
- Portal for ArcGIS API: An API to build applications that works with content from ArcGIS Online or an ArcGIS Portal
- Support for ArcGIS Server 10.1 editor tracking which enables automatic tracking of which user created a feature, when a feature was created, which user last updated a feature and when a feature was last updated
- Simpler constructor signatures for esri.SpatialReference class
- Feature Layers now fire an onQueryLimitExceeded event when a feature layer is unable to draw all expected features due to maxRecordCount restriction imposed on the server
- The Identity Manager has new methods to serialize its state and re-hydrate later
Refer to the full What’s New in 2.8 document for the full list of new features and bug fixes.
We recently presented a live training seminar titled Using HTML5 with ArcGIS. In the seminar we provided an overview of HTML5 and looked at a number of common examples of how to use HTML5 in your GIS applications. We also showed a bunch of tips and tricks to get you started. If you missed the seminar, the recording is available on the Esri Training site.
The seminar included three question and answer sessions. We thought it would be worthwhile to post the five most frequently asked questions along with answers. Continue reading
When using this sample, just click a symbol and Continue reading
With the release of OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and Lion OS, the Mac Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse allow you to interact with the system using touch gestures like tap, scroll and swipe. While not all gestures are passed on as native browser events, some gestures emit traditional browser scroll events that enable intuitive and powerful map exploration.
If you have a Mac with OS X 10.6 or greater, click here to view a demo that shows how to pan and zoom using the track pad gestures. The default behavior is pan, press the shift key to enter zoom mode.
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Improved map display using HTML5 and CSS3
When supported by the browser, the API now uses CSS3 transforms to provide a smoother zooming and panning experience.
Support for the latest version of maps from ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online web maps with layers created from remotely hosted comma-separated values (CSV) files are supported. This includes fusion tables and CSV files hosted on the open web.
Enhancements to the Basemap Gallery widget
The Basemap Gallery now supports working with a group of maps within ArcGIS Online. To use a group, specify the basemapsGroup constructor parameter when creating a Basemap Gallery widget.
Support for new features in ArcGIS Server 10.1 beta 2
Additional API Enhancements and Bug Fixes