Esri Developer Summit: Day 1

Published March 8, 2011 by GISinc
We have 7 folks attending the Esri Developer Summit this year. We are going to use this forum to post our daily observations as a group in an effort to keep our technical staff informed of what we discover throughout the week. Many of us had an inte[...]

Exporting Native Excel Files in Flex

Published February 22, 2011 by GISinc
Why is it that we developers always wait until the last minute to get around to the ‘Export to Excel’ requirement?  To be fair, all of the other requirements seem so much more interesting and we’ve exported to Excel 100 times before and can pr[...]

Table queries and other features in ArcGIS Server 10

Published July 13, 2010 by GISinc
ArcGIS 10 has lots of new features that have gotten attention, such as editing via REST-based clients (Flex, Silverlight, etc.) and new online mapping features at arcgis.com. For developers who’ve been working with ArcGIS Server for a while, there [...]

Which ArcGIS Server API or ADF Should I Choose?

Published December 1, 2009 by GISinc
One of the most common questions I receive from clients lately is: “Which API should I use?”  Unfortunately it is not a simple answer; ESRI provides three APIs and two ADFs which include; JavaScript API, Flex API, Silverlight API and the .Net a[...]

Tour de Flex

Published October 8, 2009 by GISinc
I found myself looking for some new design ideas late the other night for two of our current Flex projects that are in the design phase.  I had stumbled across the Adobe Tour de Flex component explorer.  After downloading the Adobe Air version (D[...]

ArcGIS Server Performance: Behind the Curtain

Published August 31, 2009 by GISinc
So I am sitting in the audience watching another ESRI Demo on how the 9.3.1 AGS technology is so much faster than the 9.2. A couple of thoughts hit me right away. First, well that is a pretty low bar to get over; we all have heard the complaints from[...]