Rapid Highcharts
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Rapid Highcharts

A hands-on guide to visualizing your data in exquisite and interactive charts using the Highcharts JavaScript library
2.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
56 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 2/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover the datetime feature and let Highcharts do the work of automatically creating date labels for your data
  • Create a theme to make all your charts look alike and to avoid repeating the same configurations again and again in each chart
  • Develop a heat map that displays your data in a way that you can easily identify hot spots
  • Create a map chart that displays your data spread over a geographical map of the world, a country, or another geographical unit
  • Prepare a stock chart that displays stock market data
  • Make your charts interactive by adding drilldown functionality that allows navigation through different charts going from general to specific data
  • Connect your charts with other UI elements of your web application like form input fields to let the user configure their own charts
  • Export your charts into different file formats for ease of use
  • Load data in real time to make dynamic “live ticker” charts that update every couple of seconds
  • Learn about the resources available for supporting your work with Highcharts
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  • You should be acquainted with some basic HTML and JavaScript in order to follow the hands-on exercises.

The Rapid Highcharts video course goes all the way from configuring a simple pie chart to creating a dashboard full of charts that interact with your user interface. You will learn how to process your data, how to create different chart types, and which chart type is best to visualize your data.

The video course sets the stage by first introducing you to a dashboard theme, which progressively grows with the inclusion of each different chart type. After exploring the basic features of Highcharts, you will quickly create your first chart to get to grips with the subject. Chart types from simple line charts to pie charts and heat maps to geographical maps will be covered throughout this course, demonstrating the interesting ways in which data can be represented. Once the charts are created, you will add interactive features such as drilldown and exporting functionality and learn how to load data from different sources on the Internet to display in your charts.

This video course will get you started with creating charts by covering important features that will allow you to create a wide variety of charts to make the users of your web application comprehend their data easily.

About the Author

Tom Hombergs is a software engineer based in Germany who has worked on software projects for more than 10 years. He has broad experience in web technologies with a focus on Java and JavaScript. He is the creator of Wicked Charts, bringing the power of the Highcharts JavaScript library to Java programmers.

Tom is currently employed at adesso AG in Dortmund, Germany, working as a project lead and software architect on various projects.

Who is the target audience?
  • This video course is for web developers who are looking for ways to visualize the data in their web applications in a manner that appeals to their users.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Getting Started with Highcharts
3 Lectures 15:12

Quickly learn about the resources available for working with Highcharts.

Getting Started

Visualize boring data in a visually interesting way.

Building Your First Chart

Get an impression of how charts built with Highcharts can be included in a real web application.

The Example Dashboard Application
Charts and Their Properties
5 Lectures 26:16

Learn about using the datetime features of Highcharts instead of calculating dates manually.

Preview 06:22

Don't repeat the same theme for each chart, but define a theme at a central place.

Creating a Theme

Learn about an advanced chart type and customizing the tooltips.

Creating a Heatmap Chart

Learn about geographic charts with custom maps and statistics.

Creating a Geographical Map Chart

Learn about stock charts and their zooming capabilities.

Creating a Stock Chart
Chart Interaction
3 Lectures 14:19

The line chart currently only shows one data point per day. We want it to display one data point per hour when we click on a day.

Preview 05:19

Let the user select a start and end date, and use these dates to change the data displayed in all charts.

Interaction with Form Components

Capture a chart in an image file in order to send it to a colleague.

Exporting Charts
Data Sources
3 Lectures 13:49

We don't want to define our data manually but load it from an online source and parse it automatically instead.

Preview 04:10

Cover use cases in which charts have to be up to date every second, such as monitoring or stock charts.

Processing Real-time Data

Charts are not accessible, so we need an accessible way to display the chart data.

Processing Data from HTML Tables
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