Friday, August 20, 2010

Go Web Mapping API's!

Two interesting quotes from the Deprecation Plans document just released from ESRI:
ArcGIS Server 10.0 is the last ArcGIS Server release with support for local connections from Web ADF applications. The 10.1 Web ADF applications will only support local connections to Server versions prior to 10.1. We recommend developers using local connections for accessing fine-grained ArcObjects migrate their business logic to Server Object Extensions. For Web ADF based editing applications (all of which use Local connections), we urge users to look at alternative web editing tools based in the ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs.
ArcGIS Server 10.1 will be the last planned release for the ArcGIS Server Web ADFs (Application Developer Framework) for both Microsoft .NET and Java. ESRI will continue supporting the Web ADFs during the 10.1 release cycle but only fixes to critical issues will be addressed. No new functionality or enhancement requests will be addressed for the Web ADFs. Web application developers are encouraged to move to a web services based pattern with the ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs for JavaScript, Flex, or Silverlight.
Looks like all of you Web ADF people have only a few years left to transition to the future.

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