ArcGIS Developer Mapping APIs Quickstart

Todd Horn Development Technologies, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

I have always been interested in maps and GIS data. Whether I am planning a hike or a backpacking outing for scouts or helping the Ozark Trail Association with their website, trail building, and maintenance or needing directions from one place to another, a good map and mapping tools are a necessity.

ArcGIS has always been the gold standard for anything related to maps and GIS data. So, in this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the mapping options that are available with an ArcGIS Developer account and their Mapping APIs.

React, The Extras.

Chris Berry Development Technologies, JavaScript, React, Tutorial 1 Comment

We’ve all seen and read the React tutorials. We know about classes and components and JSX and whatnot, but then there comes the time when you have to start doing things for real. “Real” you say? Yes. Like connecting to a database or navigating around something larger than “Hello World.” Oh, then there’s that dreaded state thing. Well, let’s have a quick talk about the “Extras” that we can add into a React application.

In this blog, we will address adding routing using the React Router, adding data access using the JavaScript Fetch API, and creating a global state management feature using React’s built-in Context API.

Bringing a Microservice Into an AWS App Mesh

Brad Flood AWS, Development Technologies, Microservices Leave a Comment

Remember when Netflix first came out with its suite of distributed components? It included Eureka for service discovery, Hystrix for circuit breaking, and Zuul for intelligent routing. Netflix was running on an AWS infrastructure back then, but the infrastructure didn’t exist for Netflix to manage its microservice ecosystem. The industry has come to describe the Netflix components within the larger context of a service mesh.

AWS recently introduced App Mesh, a highly-available set of services that integrate with the AWS ecosystem and provide the capabilities Netflix was looking for back in the day.

In this post, we provide an introduction to AWS App Mesh and show a quick tutorial of bringing a reference microservice into an AWS App Mesh.