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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Designers vs Developers

Over the years, I've identified two distinct types of people who customize ArcPad's out of the box functionality. Designers and Developers.

Designers are integrators who use the Toolbar Editors, Quick Forms and ArcPad Studio to perform customization of toolbars and forms and provide business rules in scripts. Workflow is driven by projects.

Developers are coders who use their learned skills to build beyond out of the box experience for ArcPad. I've seen a variety of solutions with a sophistication ranging from ArcPad Extensions, Interprocess Communications and ActiveX components. Workflow is driven by core business activities such as consultancy or building 3rd party products.

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