Swizec Teller, "React+d3.js: Build data visualizations with React and d3.js"
English | ISBN: n/a | 2015 | PDF | 80 pages | 2,6 MB
About the Book
Why you should read React+d3.js
After an hour with React+d3.js, youll know how to make React and d3.js play together. Youll know how to create composable data visualizations. Youre going to understand *why* thats a good idea, and you will have the tools to build your own library of re-usable visualization parts.
Ultimately, youre going to understand whether React and d3.js fit the needs of your project.
What test readers are saying
A sharply written work that delivers technical information in a conversational and easy to digest manner. ~ Malcolm Maclean, Author of D3 Tips&Tricks
an awesome, lightweight intro ~Philip Patterson
An excellent study in how state vs props work and are use ~ Thomas J. Buhr, founder of Virtuoso
I think it is a great book! Not even a bad introduction to react. ~ Trent Earl
Why React and d3.js
But many frameworks have attempted this. Everything from Angular to Backbone and jQuery plugins. But where jQuery plugins fast become messy, Angular depends too much on HTML structure, and Backbone needs a lot of boilerplate, React has found a sweet spot.
D3.js is Mike Bostocks infamous data visualization library used by The New York Times and many others. It is the workhorse of data visualization on the web and many charting libraries out there are based on it.
But d3.js is a fairly low-level library. You cant just say "I have data, give me a barchart". Well you can, but it takes a few more lines of code than that. However once you get used to it, d3.js is a joy to use.
Just like React, d3.js is declarative. You tell it what you want, instead of *how* you want it. It gives you access straight to the SVG so you can manipulate your lines and rectangles at will. But d3.js isn’t that great, if all you want are charts.