Custom Color Ramps For ArcGIS

Back in 2012, I wrote a post about loading custom color ramps into ArcGIS. It’s been a consistently popular post but is very outdated. In that post, I suggested downloading and installing ESRI’s ColorRamps2.o package. ColorRamps2.0 was replaced with ColorRamps3.0 around the time I wrote the post. Today, although there’s a link to download ColorRamps3.0 …

Future Proofing a Technology Career

Is it possible to “future proof” a career in technology?  An article yesterday by IDG Connect proposes that to future proof your technology career you should learn “cyber security, business intelligence, data science/big data, DevOps, JavaScript and UX/UI development and design”. Their suggestions are based on the fact that these domains are in high demand …

Objective Reasoning – The Basic Javascript Object

What is an Object? In Javascript an object is simply a container or store of properties that are related to what the object is modeling. These properties can be primitive data types, other objects or functions. Here’s an example of an empty object with no properties: const furBearingTrout = {}; I’ve used object literal notation …

Chrome Developer Tools

As a JavaScript developer I need tools that help me figure out what’s going on between my code and the browser. Thankfully, most major browsers today provide developer tools that do just that. With these tools you can see exactly how your code affects the browser. At runtime you can find errors in code you’ve …