Arcgis online template v other downloaded examples

Discussion created by ian.hamilton63 on Sep 22, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 23, 2012 by ian.hamilton63
Hi I am just getting started and would like some direction on where to start in terms of templates.
I have my own arcgis server and would be looking to host my application.

Do I download an arcgis template and go from there?
      ??? Do I then have to connect to esri with an ID and get some "configuration" from there
      ??? Or can I then be independent of arcgis online and just use their template and config mechanism locally


Do I start from an example  and create my own "template" and write code to read in Jason files for map content?

I would obviously like the best leg up to get going but don"t see my org being dependent on the esri site

Thanks in advance