Packtpub - Rapid Highcharts

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Packtpub - Rapid Highcharts
Packtpub - Rapid Highcharts
69 minutes | Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 25fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch | 112MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English | With: Code Files

This video course is for web developers who are looking for ways to visualize the data in their web applications in a manner that appeals to their users. You should be acquainted with some basic HTML and javascript in order to follow the hands-on exercises.

About This Book

Create an interactive dashboard application with static and dynamic charts to visualize your data
Discover different chart types and their features - get to decide which chart best fits your requirements
Start coding charts using step-by-step example code ranging from a single pie chart to a fully functional interactive dashboard

Table of Contents


What You Will Learn

Discover the datetime feature and let Highcharts do the work of automatically creating date labels for your data
Create a theme to make all your charts look alike and to avoid repeating the same configurations again and again in each chart
Develop a heat map that displays your data in a way that you can easily identify hot spots
Create a map chart that displays your data spread over a geographical map of the world, a country, or another geographical unit
Prepare a stock chart that displays stock market data
Make your charts interactive by adding drilldown functionality that allows navigation through different charts going from general to specific data
Connect your charts with other UI elements of your web application like form input fields to let the user configure their own charts
Export your charts into different file formats for ease of use
Load data in real time to make dynamic "live ticker" charts that update every couple of seconds
Learn about the resources available for supporting your work with Highcharts

In Detail

Data is the driving force of almost all web applications. To engage the users of your application, this data should be presented in the most interesting way. With Highcharts, you can create visually appealing charts of various types that put your data into the spotlight.

The Rapid Highcharts video course goes all the way from configuring a simple pie chart to creating a dashboard full of charts that interact with your user interface. You will learn how to process your data, how to create different chart types, and which chart type is best to visualize your data.

The video course sets the stage by first introducing you to a dashboard theme, which progressively grows with the inclusion of each different chart type. After exploring the basic features of Highcharts, you will quickly create your first chart to get to grips with the subject. Chart types from simple line charts to pie charts and heat maps to geographical maps will be covered throughout this course, demonstrating the interesting ways in which data can be represented. Once the charts are created, you will add interactive features such as drilldown and exporting functionality and learn how to load data from different sources on the Internet to display in your charts.

This video course will get you started with creating charts by covering important features that will allow you to create a wide variety of charts to make the users of your web application comprehend their data easily.

Style and Approach

In this video course, you will build a dashboard application with dashboards for web page statistics and stock data. With each video, you will find that the process of expanding the dashboard becomes easier, thanks to practical, hands-on examples.


Tom Hombergs

Tom Hombergs is a software engineer based in Germany who has worked on software projects for more than 10 years. He has broad experience in web technologies with a focus on Java and javascript. He is the creator of Wicked Charts (

), bringing the power of the Highcharts javascript library to Java programmers.

Tom is currently employed at adesso AG in Dortmund, Germany, working as a project lead and software architect on various projects.

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