June 2014

The JavaScript Developer is a series of interviews with JS developers where they share their stories, inspirations and life lessons. This is the first part of the series. Brian Rinaldi is the Developer Content Manager within the Developer Relations team at Telerik. He was instrumental in launching the Telerik Developer Network. He also helps with… Read the rest of this entry »

Code minification (also called code minimization or code compression) is the process of removing all unnecessary characters from the source code. This includes removing all unwanted white space characters, new line characters, comments, etc. Code minification does not affect the functionality of the source code. It however, improves load time (and your web app’s performance)… Read the rest of this entry »

Lines drawn in the chart plot area to ‘aid in the visual alignment of data’ are called grid lines. Charts can have either vertical grid lines or horizontal grid lines or both. Fig: Column chart with horizontal grid lines Fig: Bar chart with vertical grid lines Fig: Bubble chart with horizontal and vertical grid lines… Read the rest of this entry »

Some wise man once said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. Very true, as data visualization does make it easier to absorb large amounts of information quickly. However, words play a crucial role too. How often do you encounter a data visualization without any text on it? This article talks about 5 text… Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s data digest is packed with the most fresh and popular updates from the world of data visualization. Read away! E-commerce has covered a lot of ground in analyzing and predicting buyer intent using web analytics to track user behavior on websites. However, retail still has a long way to catch up with its online… Read the rest of this entry »

JSDoc helps in creating API documentation for JavaScript projects by keeping a close coupling of source code and documentation content. This was the main reason why we chose JSDoc for documenting the FusionCharts library after comparing tools for JavaScript API documentation. Though JSDoc may seem somewhat bulky for smaller projects, it packs of lot of… Read the rest of this entry »