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Now Steve’s Posting Code!

Link – alright keyur, lets see what you can do

How cool is this? Steve Citron-Pousty is also now posting code to help us programmers out.

Prodded by Keyur’s excellent post, and Jame’s nice kudos for Keyur, I am going to start posting more code examples. Most of my examples will actually be showing ArcObjects since this is the part I am focusing on for the next couple of weeks. So here you go fresh from the press. I just ported this tip, so the next time samples get built and posted to the website this will be up on edn.

Great, now we got two ESRI bloggers posting Java code. Guess I’ll have to break out the “hello world” Java app I wrote 10 years ago and get back into Java. As I said previously just little posts like this can make all the difference to developers. Sure EDN is nice, but I’m sure I’m like most programmers and just type my questions into Google search rather than fight the ESRI forums and support pages.

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Keyur Shah Posts Another Gem

Link – Adding layers dynamically in the ArcGIS Java ADF

Keyur’s latest blog post is the perfect example for ESRI bloggers to follow. You don’t have to worry about posting tidbits of the lasted secret ArcExplorer features, just post like you would on the forums. I won’t hold it against Keyur that he’s into Java (it must be a life choice), but he did a great job of explaining how to dynamically add layers with the Java ADF in ArcGIS Server. If there were more great posts like this from ESRI employees we’d never really have to visit the forums.

Heck it doesn’t even need to be programming (though I wouldn’t complain if there was .NET code being released somewhere), you can post about ArcGIS Desktop also. I’ve never liked the layout of the Geoprocessing and Data Models sections because they are just so disorganized, but if there was a Geoprocessing Blog or a Data Model Blog, that would be so much easier for everyone. I think many at ESRI are worried that their blog posts will get them reprimanded, but if your post is good enough for the forums (which are open to the public), then it should be good enough for a blog post. Keyur doesn’t post much, but the quality is great and other ESRI employee’s who are blogging or want to blog should take a look because he’s nailing it.

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Sportsim Java Applet

I love the java applet that Gjermund Weisz is using on his blog about Sportsim. I’ve been thinking about taking part in the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and if I do it, I’m going to use Sportsim.

Run For Central Park, July 23rd 2005

Sportsim

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Steve Announces New Java Section on EDN

Steve Citron-Pousty just posted about a whole new section of the ESRI Developer Network devoted to Java. I think EDN got off to a slow start while everyone got geared up to support it, but now it seems to be flying along with tons of new features (dead link). I have to admit I feel a little left out as this is as close to ESRI Java (dead link) as I have ever gotten (beyond ordering MO Java and EDN for my programmers). If you thought ESRI was ignoring Java for .NET the moves that have happened over the past few weeks prove otherwise.

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Keyur Shah Talks about ArcGIS Server 9.2 and Java

Keyur Shah teases us with some great information (dead link) about ArcGIS Server 9.2. I was already planning to go to the Technical Workshop ArcGIS Road Ahead: What’s Coming for GIS Developers at 9.2 and it sounds like it will be very compelling.

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Abstract Final – Rendezvous with Keyur Shah

Link: Annotation use cases (dead link).

“The most talked about feature at J1 this year was annotations. It was as if every new API / framework had to have support for annotations or must have something pertaining to it on their radar to gain acceptance or even be considered a contender. I have not yet being able to make my mind if this profileration of @YeahIHaveAnAnnotationToo is a good thing or not. For the time being I am trying to come up with use cases of where annotations make sense. Here are some that I have assimilated from various blogs, J1 sessions and my own brain dumps:”

I’m not a Java programmer, but I love Keyur Shah’s blog (dead link). These kinds of discussions are perfect for users to learn more and respond directly to Keyur. If there are any more ESRI blogger’s getting ready to start up, take a look at Keyur’s blog.

Superb blog Keyur!

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Abstract Final – Rendezvous with Keyur Shah

Link: Annotation use cases (dead link).

“The most talked about feature at J1 this year was annotations. It was as if every new API / framework had to have support for annotations or must have something pertaining to it on their radar to gain acceptance or even be considered a contender. I have not yet being able to make my mind if this profileration of @YeahIHaveAnAnnotationToo is a good thing or not. For the time being I am trying to come up with use cases of where annotations make sense. Here are some that I have assimilated from various blogs, J1 sessions and my own brain dumps:”

I’m not a Java programmer, but I love Keyur Shah’s blog (dead link). These kinds of discussions are perfect for users to learn more and respond directly to Keyur. If there are any more ESRI blogger’s getting ready to start up, take a look at Keyur’s blog.

Superb blog Keyur!