Sidwell is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new generation of Portico. This release is currently in the hands of customers as a limited beta. That makes it a good time to reflect upon the road that led to Portico for HTML5.
The ArcGIS Web AppBuilder features a novel approach to inter-widget communication. This “event bus” which wraps Dojo’s eventing framework, has posed a few challenges for this developer. The following post describes a few tricks to help you “Get on the Bus”.
Usually, folks brag about an exciting new feature they’ve implemented. In this case, I want to brag about how I was able to make an application smaller. Of course, a smaller application means less custom code that has to be maintained. I was able to reduce the application’s footprint by leveraging the new print services in the ArcGIS platform, and remove our custom print services. In the end, this move allowed me to take advantage of additional platform features to actually add functionality.
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Sidwell’s flagship web product, Portico, was originally developed when Silverlight was ESRI’s preferred web platform, and it provided a stunningly rich, smooth graphical experience at the time. Along with the impending demise of browser plugins, Silverlight will not run on most mobile devices. So, my first assignment at Sidwell was to provide an answer for a users who were asking “Why can’t I use this on my phone?”
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The Wyoming Game & Fish Department had an existing photo database that required enhancements. I rebuilt the system using ASP.NET MVC, and integrated it into an existing SQL Server enterprise database.
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The WGFD Fish Division maintains a database of Streams and Lakes, the characteristics of the waters, the hydrologic boundaries, and also the species presence and abundance on all of those waters. This data is one the Division’s most critical assets, containing historical observations going back nearly 100 years. The data was originally stored on index cards, and later moved to an N-able database. Then, it was migrated to Access, and finally to SQL Server, .NET web application.
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