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What is the future of ArcGIS web development ? Is it JavaScript and HTML5? [closed]

I want to know about the future of ArcGIS web development; is it HTML5? I used to work with ArcObjects and .NET Web ADF so what is the best technology I must follow, especially when I know that ...
2
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2answers
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ArcGIS API JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight updated comparision

Does anyone know of a site, blog, etc. that constantly updates a comparison between the various ArcGIS APIs for each new release of the API?
2
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2answers
437 views

Importing ALOHA plume .pas file in ArcGIS Server web API application

I want to import a .pas file (ALOHA plume file) in ArcGIS Server web API application (JavaScript/Silverlight/Flex). Has anyone tried this before? I am looking for some directions to achive the same. ...
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6answers
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What is future of Silverlight with ArcGIS Platform?

At the September 2011 Build Conference, Microsoft said a lot about Windows 8 and the Future of JavaScript over Silverlight. No Plugins wanted!! JavaScript with html5 ftw! What is the future of ...
3
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3answers
753 views

Should I start a new project using the Silverlight API?

I'm about to start a new mapping project for a client, and am considering using the ArcGIS Server Silverlight API, since it gives a lot of the required functionality out-of-the-box (especially with ...
7
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2answers
491 views

How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial ...
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6answers
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ArcGIS Web APIs: What are the differences?

Esri currently offers 3 different web API's that can be freely downloaded. Are they all equal? If not, what are the relative strengths/weaknesses of each of these API's?