ESRI(R) ArcGIS Server is a platform for building enterprise GIS applications which are centrally managed, support multiple users, include advanced GIS functionality and are built using industry standards. ArcGIS Server provides the framework for developers to create focused GIS Web applications and services that can be utilized by clients including browser-based applications, ArcGIS(TM) Desktop products-- ArcInfo(TM), ArcEditor(TM), and ArcView(R), and ArcGIS Engine applications. The entire ArcGIS system is built and extended using software components called ArcObjects. ArcObjects are at the core of all the ArcGIS products: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, and ArcGIS Server.
This book provides a general explanation for building and deploying custom applications and solutions using ArcGIS Server. Several scenarios will illustrate some of the different types of applications that can be developed using ArcGIS Server. This book will also be very useful for ArcGIS Server administrators who need to manage an ArcGIS Server system.
You will learn how to:
Understand and work with the system architecture of ArcGIS Server.
Administer and manage an ArcGIS Server system.
Develop and deploy server applications and services.
Develop Web applications with .NET and Java.
Use and extend ArcGIS Server template applications.
This book is very helpful and is where anyone who wants to leverage the capabilities of ArcGIS Server should begin. After reading through this book, developers and administrators should be able to build and deploy sophisticated enterprise GIS applications and services across the Intranet or Internet.