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Learning Highcharts by Joe Kuan

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Summary

In this chapter, we described the purpose for running Highcharts on the server side and we surveyed four different techniques to do so—Unix solution with browser running in X virtual frame buffer, Java solution using Rhino and Batik, JavaScript solution by using Node.js webserver and Highcharts module, and by using the PhantomJS script.

We described each solution and demonstrated them right from installation to execution, for both Unix and JavaScript approaches. At the end, we compared the merits of each of the solutions.

So far we have accomplished and understood how easy it is to create dynamic and stylish HTML5 charts using Highcharts. The next major release is version 3.0 and this will have even more reasons to consider using Highcharts. ...

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