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Data Visualization with JavaScript by Stephen A. Thomas

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Chapter 9. Building Data-Driven Web Applications: Part 1

So far we’ve had a chance to see many of the tools and libraries for creating individual JavaScript visualizations, but we’ve considered them only in the context of a traditional web page. Today, of course, the Web is much more than traditional web pages. Especially on desktop computers, websites are effectively full-featured software applications. (Even on mobile devices many “apps” are really just websites enclosed in a thin wrapper.) When a web application is structured around data, there’s a good chance it can benefit from data visualizations. That’s exactly what we’ll consider in this final project: how to integrate data visualization into a true web application.

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