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Learning Responsive Data Visualization

By : Christoph Körner
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Learning Responsive Data Visualization

By: Christoph Körner

Overview of this book

Using D3.js and Responsive Design principles, you will not just be able to implement visualizations that look and feel awesome across all devices and screen resolutions, but you will also boost your productivity and reduce development time by making use of Bootstrap—the most popular framework for developing responsive web applications. This book teaches the basics of scalable vector graphics (SVG), D3.js, and Bootstrap while focusing on Responsive Design as well as mobile-first visualizations; the reader will start by discovering Bootstrap and how it can be used for creating responsive applications, and then implement a basic bar chart in D3.js. You will learn about loading, parsing, and filtering data in JavaScript and then dive into creating a responsive visualization by using Media Queries, responsive interactions for Mobile and Desktop devices, and transitions to bring the visualization to life. In the following chapters, we build a fully responsive interactive map to display geographic data using GeoJSON and set up integration testing with Protractor to test the application across real devices using a mobile API gateway such as AWS Device Farm. You will finish the journey by discovering the caveats of mobile-first applications and learn how to master cross-browser complications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Responsive Data Visualization
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A guide on testing visualizations

At the end of this chapter, you will have a clear idea about testing strategies for responsive visualizations; you will be aware about the costs and benefits of testing; and you will be able to implement both manual and automated tests with the best tools that are available today.

If you are new to software development, you may have heard about testing and testing strategies and how many developers pretend that they are obsessed about testing. However, it is very important to understand the differences between, for example, test-driven development in software development and manual testing and debugging, in order to compare the costs and benefits for these strategies. If you are already writing tests on a daily basis and have a clear strategy about unit and integration tests, you might skip this introduction and jump directly to the next section. For everyone else, I promise that you will learn some great insights and information about testing, so go ahead...