Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS at Dev Summit 2017

In a couple of weeks, the Esri 2017 Developer Summit will be held in Palm Springs, CA. As usual, the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Dev team is excited to meet and talk with our user and developer community. We’ll be working in the main Showcase hall (ArcGIS Online island) and presenting several technical sessions. Almost all of the sessions will be held in the Catalina-Madera room.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: JavaScript Apps Made Easy
Wednesday, March 08, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Catalina-Madera

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is a pure HTML5/JavaScript-based application that allows you to create your own intuitive, fast, and beautiful web apps without writing a single line of code. The app uses new ArcGIS platform features and modern browser technology to provide both flexible and powerful capabilities such as 3D visualization of data. Come to this session to learn how you can configure workflow-driven GIS apps that run seamlessly across all devices, create both ready-to-use apps and ArcGIS web app templates for ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Customizing and Extending
Wednesday, March 08, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Catalina-Madera

Esri’s Web AppBuilder is a HTML5/JavaScript-based application that is built with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. It allows users to create intuitive, fast and beautiful web apps without writing a single line of code. As a developer, you can create your own focused workflows by building custom widgets which your users can then configure into their applications. In addition, you can completely customize the look and feel of the app by developing your own styles and layouts. Come to this session to learn all about customizing and extending the Web AppBuilder.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Building 3D Apps
Wednesday, March 08, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Catalina-Madera

The Web AppBuilder is a JavaScript widget-based application that allows users to create fast, intuitive and beautiful web apps through configuration. Developers can extend and customize the application by developing custom widgets and themes. In this session, the presenters will show how the Web AppBuilder can be used to build rich and compelling 3D mapping applications that leverage web scenes and 3D animations.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Advanced Development Tools and Techniques
Wednesday, March 08, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Catalina-Madera

This session picks up where the Customizing and Extending Web AppBuilder session leaves off. Learn advanced tools and techniques using modern JavaScript tooling and streamline your Web App Builder custom widget and theme development. It includes: • How to incorporate builds into your development process • Using the TypeScript transpiler during widget development • Using the yeoman generator to speed up development pace • Extending OOTB widgets cleanly • SASS CSS compiling within WAB development workflows.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Creating New Themes
Thursday, March 09, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: San Jacinto

This session will provide a  step by step tutorial on how to create a new Web AppBuilder theme by customizing or creating layouts, controller widgets, and styles. The topics that will be covered are: brandings (colors, fonts, logo, etc.), layout for desktop and mobile, controller widget that drives the UI components, and custom panel widget.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: A Deep Dive into Enterprise Deployment – 2 offerings
Wednesday, March 08, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Catalina-Madera

Friday, March 10, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Primrose C-D

Discover common implementation patterns for deploying Web AppBuilder applications into complex enterprise environments. Find out what considerations developers should keep in mind as they plan for enterprise logins, forward and reverse proxies, SSL certificates, and other enterprise integration points.

Hope to see you there,
The Web AppBuilder Dev team

About the author

Derek is a Senior Product Manager working on ArcGIS Monitor. Based in the Esri Redlands, CA office, he's involved with requirements gathering, software development, and product marketing. Follow on Twitter/X: @GIS_Bandit | Mastodon: ) Bluesky:

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