ArcGIS Server 9.3 Javascript API Impressions

September 30, 2008

After a long wait, I've finally been able to start using the new Javascript API that comes with ArcGIS Server 9.3. And the truth? It's pretty great. It was difficult to start with, though. I didn't realize that the actual API (.js files and images mostly) doesn't come with the AGS installation discs - you have to request that separately. I have no idea why they won't just let you download an installation zip, as anyone is free to use the API via this link here. Our internal network doesn't have an Internet connection, and even if it did,...
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StackOverFlow.com is Open, and it’s Great

September 15, 2008

If you haven't heard about it, Stack Overflow is the new baby of Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky. The concept is as simple as it can be: creating the most massive programming FAQ in the world. Questions are asked, answers are given, and the best answers appear on top. I was in the private beta of this site, and I can be a witness that this works really well. Never was there a forum or a newsgroup in which I asked a question about programming and received good answers so quickly. Also: the simple-yet-clever UI of Stack Overflow can...
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