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Real-time Web Dashboards with Highcharts

by Ben Sullins

Learn how to build real-time web dashboards using Highcharts. Follow a real world example while learning the concepts and practical methods of using highcharts to build real-time dashboards.

What you'll learn

In this course, we take a fictitious company who has a new web application in which they would like to build a real-time dashboard showing usage. The web application follows a typical structure storing data in MySQL and running on Node.js. With data flowing into our database in real-time, we use Highcharts.js to visualize this data and give our users a view of the activity in the application. You can use this concept to build your own dashboards in your applications and use data to deliver insight to your users.

Course FAQ

What is Highcharts?

Highcharts helps businesses create interactive charts for visualizing data in a digestable format.

What will I learn in this course?

By the end of this course, you'll have built a fully functional real-time web dashboard that updates in real time, based on Node.js and MySQL.

What prerequisites do I need?

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic web technologies such as CSS, JavaScript, and HTML.

About the author

As a certified data geek, Ben dedicates his time to helping others use data wisely. He makes information meaningful and has fun doing it. A die-hard Mozillian, he uses his data superpowers to keep the web open and free as well as authors training courses in Big Data, Analytics, Dashboarding, Tableau Software, D3js, and Cloud Business Intelligence. His background affords him a unique set of knowledge that sets him apart in the data geek world. During his 15 years of industry experience, he has o... more

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