Data Visualization for Developers

This course covers the fundamentals of data visualization that every developer needs to know regardless of architecture, platform, tools, or language.
Course info
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(290)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 25, 2014
Duration
1h 55m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(290)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 25, 2014
Duration
1h 55m
Description

At some point in your software development career, you may be called upon to produce a graph or a chart. Delivering on even a simple request can be remarkably complex. How much data is there and where does it live? What kind of chart should you use? Should the chart be rendered on a server or on the client? What kind of clients should you support, and what are the consequences of that choice? This course introduces every aspect of visualization, from story, to numbers, to architecture, to code.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Charting - 1A
You can't visualize data without data. And you can't really talk about numeric data without just a little bit of math. Don't worry though, I'm not going to try to turn you into Statistician. A few basic concepts will take you a long way. In this module, I'll also be showing you some charts. For the moment I won't be showing you how those charts are created. That will come later. I will note, however, that because this is a course for Developers, most of these charts will be built using code, instead of an application like Excel or Tableau. And the source for all of these charts is included in the sample code for this course.