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Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 104 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 1782166548
ISBN 13 : 9781782166542
Author(s) : Simon Timms
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Open Source
Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1: Visualizing Data
Chapter 3: OAuth
Chapter 5: Twitter
Chapter 6: Stack Overflow
Chapter 7: Facebook
Chapter 8: Google+
- Chapter 1: Visualizing Data
- There's a lot of data out there
- Getting excited about data
- Data beyond Excel
- Social media data
- Why should I care?
- HTML visualizations
- Scalable Vector Graphics
- Which one to use?
- Chapter 3: OAuth
- Authentication versus authorization
- The OAuth protocol
- OAuth versions
- Custom color scales
- Labels and axes
- Chapter 5: Twitter
- Getting access to the APIs
- Setting up a server
- Server side
- Client side
- Chapter 6: Stack Overflow
- Creating a visualization
- Chapter 7: Facebook
- Creating an app
- Using the API
- Retrieving data
- Chapter 8: Google+
- Creating an app
- Retrieving data
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Errata- 2 submitted: last submission 05 Mar 2014
The bio of Jonathan Petitcolas (Reviewer) in the Front Matter of the book is incorrect. the correct one is as follows:
Jonathan Petitcolas is a web developer specialized in Symfony2 and Node.js development. He graduated from the International Institute of Information Technologies (also known as SUPINFO), and spent his last year of study teaching web technologies (and also C/C++) not only in several French campuses, but also at the Chinese Shandong University of Science and Technology (SUST).
Open-source aficionado, he contributes regularly to several open-source projects. He also shares all of his experience and discoveries about programming through his blog (www.jonathan-petitcolas.com) or through social networks (@Sethpolma on Twitter).
Errata Type: Typo Page: 2
The website to download node.js mentioned on the Preface is incorrect. The correct one is as follows: http://nodejs.org/
What you will learn from this book
- Understand how the ever-growing world of data can be simplified through visualization
- See how traditional graphs fall down in the face of modern visualization
- Explore the various features of HTML5 which allow for creating visualizations
- Investigate how social networks delegate authority through OAuth
- Discover what data is available on Stack Overflow, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
- Create exciting graphs which go beyond the normal standards
- Simplify your code with scales, layouts, and other features of the d3.js visualization library
- Set up Node.js as a platform to develop visualizations from social media
By using OAuth, which is helpfully demystified in one of the book’s chapters, you will be able to unlock the universe of social media data. Through visualizations, you will also tease out trends and relationships which would normally be lost in the noise.
Who this book is for
This book is for developers who are excited about data and who want to share that excitement with others. Developers who are interested in the data which can be extracted from social networks will also find this book hugely beneficial.