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Learn D3 today (well, probably not all of it today)

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-03-27

If you’ve suddenly got time on your hands, you’re looking to learn something new, and if you’re honest with yourself you’re not actually going to start yoga, then check out Mike “The Legend” Bostock’s intro to the graphing library that rules the interwebs, D3.js, at https://observablehq.com/@d3/learn-d3.

Bostock uses the Observables environment (which he also created) to both teach you D3 and let you experiment live with the data, and the platform. This course will definitely get the basics under your belt, and give you enough D3 knowledge to be dangerous.

Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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