How does it work?
bower install --save arcgis-js-api
What are the drawbacks?
- You have to host the API yourself.
- Longer than normal startup times.
- Need to learn about how to build AMD projects.
The CDN version (Esri hosted using a Content Delivery Network) has its advantages in that you do not have to host the API yourself. This may or may not be an issue for your development workflow.
When you have completed developing your application and you are ready to deploy a release build, you will need to get familiar with the build process. We recommend using the Dojo build tools to optimize your applications. You can however use the RequireJS Optimizer to build your applications.
Is Bower right for me?
Enjoy and build great things.
Contributed by Rene Rubalcava.