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Learning Highcharts by Joe Kuan

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Chapter 11. Running Highcharts on the Server Side

In this chapter, we will learn why it is desirable to run Highcharts on the server side and which techniques are available for use. We learn each of the techniques and demonstrate some of them from installation to producing a chart on the server side. Finally, a review of pros and cons of each approach is given.

  • Running Highcharts on the server side
  • Using Xvfb and web browsers (Unix solution)
  • Rhino and Batik (Java solution)
  • Node.js/Node and Node-Highcharts (JavaScript solution)
  • PhantomJS (headless webkit)
  • Comparison between the approaches

Running Highcharts on the server side

The main reason for running Highcharts on the server side is to allow the client-based graphing application to be automated and ...

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