A new video experience for developers

If you are an audiovisual person who likes to learn by watching and listening, you are not alone. Previous research indicates that 65% of the general population are visual learners. And, 43% of respondents from the StackOverflow survey (2021) said that they watch video tutorials to help solve a problem when they get stuck.

Being aware of these statistics, we have prepared some enhancements that we want to tell you about! 

Videos on YouTube

Until now, Esri Events and ArcGIS have been the channels where you could find Esri’s videos for developers, including content from past Developer Summits, AppStudio, GeoDev webinars, and more.

To provide a focused developer experience, we created the Esri Developers YouTube channel where we will publish educational videos every month.

On the channel you can:

And if you want, you can subscribe to new developer videos. 

🔔 Learn how to manage YouTube notifications

But all of these videos won’t only be available on YouTube!

Videos on

Some content, such as tutorials, benefit from having short video explanations. Recently, our team improved our documentation system (built with Gatsby) by creating a new React component that enables us to add related, or supporting, videos in the sidebar.

For example, if you go to the “Display a map” tutorial in the Esri Leaflet documentation, you will see its corresponding video tutorial in the sidebar:

With our ability to embed videos for tutorials, as well as for other places in the documentation, we expect that you will enjoy a better user experience.

But wait ✋, there is more!

Esri Mediaspace

Last April we launched, a space that opens a new field of possibilities to better organize the videos we are producing.

As a developer, there are two main sections that you should know about:

Some channels have many videos. So, we have created playlists to help you explore the videos by topic. But, if you want to disable the playlists, click on “Media”. In “Media”, you can also search for video based on title, description, subtitle, video chapters, etc.

We are currently working on more enhancements for Esri Mediaspace. For example, you will be able to filter videos by expertise level:

And you will be able to subscribe individually to each channel to receive email notifications when new videos are added.


At this point, you may be wondering, “What’s the difference between all these channels?“, and that’s a great question. Let us summarize:

And, as mentioned before, you will be able to subscribe to all channels.

If you have any questions or comments, you can reply to this tweet, and if you liked this, please consider RT it 😉.

And please, do not forget to 🔔 subscribe to Esri Developers on YouTube if you don’t want to miss upcoming videos.

About the authors

Developer on the Developer Experience (DX) team, looking for ways to improve the DX through better educational resources, developer tools, and community support among other things.


Anita Kemp is a product engineer on the Developer Experience team.

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