Whether you’re a novice or an advanced web developer, this practical tutorial will enable you to produce stunning interactive charts using Highcharts. With a foreword by the creator, it’s the only guide you’ll need to get started.
Step-by-step instructions with real-live data to create bar charts, column charts and pie charts, to easily create artistic and professional quality charts
Learn tips and tricks to create a variety of charts such as horizontal gauge charts, projection charts, and circular ratio charts
Use and integrate Highcharts with jQuery Mobile and ExtJS 4, and understand how to run Highcharts on the server-side
Add advanced reporting capabilities and understand how to select the right chart for your data
"Learning Highcharts" is a comprehensive tutorial with clear and practical examples. This book follows a step by step approach towards making artistic, presentable, or professional style charts and other types of charts that you won’t find elsewhere. It also shows you how to integrate Highcharts with other popular frameworks, such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and ExtJS and even how to run it on the server side.
The book starts off with an introduction to Highcharts and demonstrates usage of its rich set of options. This is followed by an introduction to each type of basic chart, beginning with simple illustrations and ending with more artistic and productive additions to the charts. The book then guides you how to use the Highcharts API and events handling which are important to build interactive applications. It then goes on to show you how to apply Highcharts onto a popular AJAX Framework or even jQuery, jQuery Mobile and Ext JS. Finally the book shows readers how to set up Highcharts running on server side.