Getting Started with D3

This O’Reilly book is part of the “Getting Started” series, which I have to say I don’t really find valuable other than for a quick flick through a new topic.

This is not a reference book that you’ll come back to time & time again, nor is it going to stand the test of time, as is often the case for tech books. Much of the material is now covered in blog posts and existing documentation on the improved D3js site, which wasn’t so slick at the time of publishing.

If you’re absolutely just beginning with Javascript & visualisation, this is a place to start, with small steps between examples, albeit on the light side for content. It has since been superceded by the infinitely better prepared Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, also from the same publisher, so I’d recommend most folk purchase that instead.

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