ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

May 2014

Whetting an Appetite for Geospatial Apps

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

They came hungry, with an appetite for ArcGIS API for JavaScript, ArcGIS Runtime SDKs, Python, Ruby on Rails, Esri Geotrigger Service, and anything else available to build and power their geospatial apps. Developers such as Jessica Altamira and Alex Bostic were in their element as they joined 1,800 other people at the 2014 Esri International Developer Summit, learning all they could to create new mobile and web applications.Read the article.

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Developers devoured the technical information that flowed at the Esri International Developer Summit.

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