Instant Highcharts [Instant]


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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Create your first customized and interactive Highcharts chart
  • Get to grips with the core concepts of Highcharts
  • Learn how to progress with the Highcharts library

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 50 pages
Release Date : July 2013
ISBN : 184969754X
ISBN 13 : 9781849697545
Author(s) : Cyril Grandjean
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Data, Instant, Content Management (CMS), Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant Highcharts
  • Instant Highcharts
    • So, what is Highcharts?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – what do I need?
      • Step 2 – downloading Highcharts
      • Step 3 – Highcharts installation
      • Step 4 – your first chart
      • And that's it
    • Quick start – setting up the main sections of Highcharts
      • Step 1 – setting the title and subtitle
      • Step 2 – setting the credits
      • Step 3 – setting the series
      • Step 4 – setting the axes, plot lines, and plot bands
      • Step 5 – setting the tool tip
      • Step 6 – setting the legend
      • Step 7 – final code
    • Top 4 features you need to know about
      • Creating a line chart with a time axis and two Y axes
      • Creating a stacked bar chart
      • Creating a pie chart
      • Creating dynamic charts
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • JSFiddle tool
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Cyril Grandjean

Cyril Grandjean is graduated from the school Supinfo (France) and from Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom). He is currently working for the company Ausy as a software engineer. During his professional experience, he has mainly developed web projects in PHP and Java. He also spends some of his spare time developing applications in C# or mobile applications. On his website http://www.cyril-grandjean.co.uk

He also writes some articles about software development. During his past job for the company Distrame, he participated in the development of a solution called Efficacenergie, which measures the energy consumption (electricity, water, gas, and so on) of a building. By accessing a web interface developed with the Ext-JS library, customers can analyze their own energy consumption through customizable charts developed with the Highcharts library.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Set up Highcharts to work with your web application
  • Build your own customized column, bar, area, and pie charts
  • Prepare your chart dynamically on the server side
  • Set up a time axis
  • Add plot lines and plot bands into your axis
  • Customize some of your chart parameters such as the legend or the tooltip
  • Implement a multiple axes chart
  • Create a stacked bar chart

In Detail

Nowadays, a lot of systems and tools are developed using web technologies. Customers need to analyze their data using charts on their computer or their mobile device. With the Highcharts library, it is possible to create highly customizable and interactive charts on any computer or a mobile device without installing any plugins.

Instant Highcharts is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a step-by-step approach, which will help you to take advantage of the powerful features of Highcharts. With Instant Highcharts, you will learn everything you need to know to create your own dynamic charts with your own data inside your web application.

Instant Highcharts will present you with different features available with Highcharts, and helps you to create your own chart. You will start with Highcharts installation and then learn to create your own customized column, bar, area, and pie charts with your data. You will learn to add some interactive functionality such as the zoom feature or to export your chart into a printable format. We will also give you tips that will help you to improve your skills with Highcharts.

Approach

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. Instant Highcharts has a step-by-step approach to help you understand the core concepts of different types of Highcharts and create your own customized charts.

Who this book is for

Instant Highcharts is for web developers who are new to the Highcharts library and looking to create their own charts in their webpages. You should have some experience with the JavaScript library. You should know how to develop a server-side language such as PHP to create dynamic Highcharts.

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