Mastering ArcGIS Server Development with JavaScript

Are you an ArcGIS expert or wanna-be expert and interested in building awesome maps and webmaps that take advantage of the ArcGIS Javascript API and JavaScript Libraries? If so, this popular book, Mastering ArcGIS Server Development with JavaScript, from our Sr. Front-end Engineer, Ken Doman is for you! Use the APIs to build compelling web maps and apps that run across any device.

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This book is intended for intermediate developers who want to design web mapping applications. You should have some experience with geographic information systems, especially with ArcGIS products such as ArcGIS Server. It also helps to have some experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

After designing basic maps, you may want to find out new and innovative ways to represent information using these maps. In this book, you’ll work through practical examples, experiencing the pitfalls and successes of creating desktop and mobile map applications for a web browser using the ArcGIS Server platform.

The book begins by introducing you to ArcGIS Server and ESRI’s JavaScript API. You’ll work with your first web map and then move on to learn about ESRI’s building blocks. A Dojo AMS style widget will help you create your own widgets for a map and then see how to collect geographic data.

Furthermore, you will learn different techniques such as using Dojo Charts to create charts and graphs to represent your data. Then you will see how to use ESRI JavaScript API with other JavaScript libraries and different styling methods to make your map stand out. By the end of the book, you will discover how to make your application compatible with different devices and platforms and test it using testing libraries.

What You Will Learn

  • Create single-page mapping applications, lining up data from different sources
  • Search for and display geographic and tabular information based on locations and attributes
  • Customize maps and widgets to deliver the best user experience
  • Present location data intuitively using charts and graphs
  • Integrate mapping applications with your favorite JavaScript frameworks
  • Test the working of your web map application and take advantage of cloud services such as ArcGIS Online
  • Create modern-looking web maps through styling tips and tricks

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“I wrote my book to distill my experiences with the ArcGIS JavaScript API. It’s not a total beginner book, but when you’ve worked through the “Hello World” examples and want more, it’s perfect.” Ken Doman, Author

Find Ken’s book on Amazon

Questions, comments or want to share a JavaScript API tip? You can connect with Ken on Twitter @raykendo

See Also the following useful resources:

Learn to build your first app in the ArcGIS JavaScript Sandbox

ArcGIS JAvaScript sandbox
The ArcGIS JavaScript Sandbox

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