Tag Archives: REST

Portico API

Sidwell’s flagship web product, Portico, is growing in so many ways. In addition to maintaining the original Silverlight control, I’ve developed a mobile website, and I am about to develop a whole new application containing several “widgets” using the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. We also have an Advanced Print Preview and some custom reports that access the backend. Portico has become so much more than a website — it’s a development platform — and I certainly will not predict the next applications to be built on this platform. So, I decided the time has come to separate the traditional Portico website from it’s backend services, and deliver the backend through a new API.
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MARIS Meeting

I was in Washington, D.C., attending the meeting of the MARIS Steering Committee. The Multistate Aquatic Resources Information System is a compilation of fisheries data created by combining submissions from 23 states. Over the years, these meeting have fostered a lot of conversation around how to best manage a state’s fisheries data. Plus, the fish don’t stop at state lines, so why should the data?
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Passed 70-486

I passed my 70-486 exam today. I would hope so, since this exam covers what I do all day, every day. This is called¬†Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications.¬†Having already taken my first exam (70-480) a few weeks ago, I knew what to expect. I also knew the location of the testing center, how long it would take (two hours and thirty minutes through Denver’s rush hour traffic), etc. So, I was pretty relaxed.
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GeoServices API Implementation

The agency I work for has not deployed ArcServer. But, our biologists really need to see their dots on a map, and they need to create dots on a map, to say nothing of some of the more complicated tasks like editing geometries and linear referencing. Installing ArcServer is outside of my control. So, to provide our biologists with the geospatial tools they required, I decided to build a spatial server into my application myself.
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