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Learning Responsive Data Visualization

By : Christoph Körner
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewer


This chapter gives a solid overview on different testing strategies for testing responsive visualization components. In the first section, we spoke about the testing strategies, costs, and benefits of testing and the difference between local, remote, manual, and automated tests.

Then, we go through different testing strategies and understand how they can be implemented for the visualization. We cover manual testing using Browsersync and Browserstack, as well as automated testing using TravisCI, Karma, Protractor, and Selenium. Finally, we will build our perfect testing strategy for visualization components.

In the next chapter, you will learn about detecting and solving cross-browser issues when creating responsive visualizations in SVG.