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Sencha Charts Essentials by Ajit Kumar

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Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Sencha Charts

Data visualization has always been an integral part of an application, because of its power to quickly disseminate information. It is no different for an application developed using Sencha Ext JS or Sencha Touch frameworks. Recently, with the launch of Ext JS 5, Sencha has created a separate charting package—Sencha Charts—to add charting capability to an application. The beauty is that the same Sencha Charts library works inside desktop applications that run Ext JS, as well as in touch- or mobile-based applications that run Sencha Touch.

There are two ways to draw in a browser—Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and Canvas API. Though VML also exists for older IE browsers, we have excluded it for brevity. All ...

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