Instant Highcharts
By Cyril Grandjean
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2013
Pages: 50

In Detail

Nowadays, a lot of systems and tools are developed using web technologies. Customers need to analyze their data using charts on their computer or their mobile device. With the Highcharts library, it is possible to create highly customizable and interactive charts on any computer or a mobile device without installing any plugins.

Instant Highcharts is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a step-by-step approach, which will help you to take advantage of the powerful features of Highcharts. With Instant Highcharts, you will learn everything you need to know to create your own dynamic charts with your own data inside your web application.

Instant Highcharts will present you with different features available with Highcharts, and helps you to create your own chart. You will start with Highcharts installation and then learn to create your own customized column, bar, area, and pie charts with your data. You will learn to add some interactive functionality such as the zoom feature or to export your chart into a printable format. We will also give you tips that will help you to improve your skills with Highcharts.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. Instant Highcharts has a step-by-step approach to help you understand the core concepts of different types of Highcharts and create your own customized charts.

Who this book is for

Instant Highcharts is for web developers who are new to the Highcharts library and looking to create their own charts in their webpages. You should have some experience with the JavaScript library. You should know how to develop a server-side language such as PHP to create dynamic Highcharts.

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    For such a small and compact book, it really goes straight to business, by introducing the user to the Highcharts and giving out quick real life application to using it. The book explains various concepts and settings, that user will need to understand to be able to create a chart. This tutorial benefits any developer looking to create sophisticated charting solutions; an example of such could be a chart giving real time information of a server status, or a chart showing real time stocks from an external server or even showing game records and statistic e.g rendering the score results of Call of Duty and comparing players score with each other. Another incentive to learning this is that it is based on HTML5 which means the application of this chart will presentable to mobile and desktop users without the additional use of plugins and also caters for the Internet Explorer.

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