Rapid Highcharts [Video] is published by Packt Publishing in November 2014. This book has 69 minutes pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1783553013.
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.
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
Who This Video Is For