With version 4.0, the API continues to be a modern, top-of-the-line web mapping API with new cutting edge features, improved developer experience, and cleaner implementation. It provides a clean and simple interface, which includes support for 3D. For more information, see the Discover 4.x topic in the Guide.
Mapping components in 4.0 cleanly separate map and layers from their display logic. This separation allows map and layers to be the representation of your data, which enables the display engine (map views and layer views) to use traditional HTML/SVG DOM or Canvas or WebGL depending on the type of data you want to visualize and the type of applications you want to build. As a developer, you will be able to write both 2D and 3D applications, consume and author Web Maps and Web Scenes – all using the same concepts, programming patterns and a consistent API.
Simple and consistent API
Version 4.0 is in the initial beta phase. We are planning multiple betas before the 4.0 release next year. It is important to note that the first beta is primarily a developer preview with limited functionality and that the existing 3.x API is still supported and being developed.
To see forum posts by others, go to posts tagged as “4.0beta”.
Learn about 4.0 at the User Conference 2015
- Showcase area – the Web Development island