Create interactive data displays using Google Visualization API with Packt’s New Book and eBook.

May 2013 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Google Visualization API Essentials, which will help readers design and develop interactive data displays with very little code. This book effectively covers how data can be organised, refined, and presented in a visually appealing manner using all the features that Google Visualization API has to offer.

About the Author: Traci L. Ruthkoski has an eclectic background varying from computation, statistics, media technology, clinical and medical research, and more recently cloud technology. Currently she is working on overall advancement of Research Cyber Infrastructure and Information Technology at University of Michigan. Her academic work in the IEEE CloudCom 2010 proceedings and her blog/tutorial are some of the most sought after repositories for cloud computing tools and trends.

Google Visualization API Essentials is a comprehensive book that uses both methodology overviews and hands-on examples with real data to introduce readers to chart and graph creation on the Google platform. The API, combined with Google Spreadsheets and Fusion Tables, is a complete system from data management to analytical displays.

After a brief introduction to all the tools available in the API toolkit, the book dives into detailed explanations of topics such as Google Spreadsheets, Fusion Tables, Graphic User Interfaces, and other important API developments. The book also covers basic and advanced charts, data source connectivity, style formatting, and publishing options. The book not only helps readers to learn Google Visualization API but also aids in understanding additional Google APIs.

The book covers the following topic areas:

Chapter 1: Tools and Setup

Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Visualization

Chapter 3: Spreadsheets, Charts, and Fusion Tables

Chapter 4: Basic Charts

Chapter 5: Formatting Charts

Chapter 6: Data Manipulation and Sources

Chapter 7: Dashboards, Controls, and Events

Chapter 8: Advanced Charts

Chapter 9: Publishing Options

Beginners or professionals with knowledge of HTML & JavaScript, who are looking to create web-ready data visualizations using Google’s infrastructure, will find this book to be a useful resource. For more details, please visit the book page at http://www.packtpub.com/google-visualization-api-essentials/book


Google Visualization API Essentials
Learn the Google API environment through Visualizations, and then apply the same concepts to other Google APIs

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/google-visualization-api-essentials/book

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