Saturday, June 9, 2012

Packt’s FusionCharts Suite book helps you to quickly design delightful reports in your web applications

Packt is pleased to announce FusionCharts Beginner’s Guide: The Official Guide for FusionCharts Suite, that will show readers how to create different charts like column, bar, line, pie, multi-series and combination, each of them in under 15 minutes . Written by Sanket Nadhani, Pallav Nadhani and Shamasis Bhattacharya, this book is the first of its type in the visualization industry.

FusionCharts is a flash charting component that can be used to render data-driven animated charts. Made in Macromedia Flash MX, FusionCharts can be used with any web scripting language like PHP, ASP, .NET, JSP, ColdFusion, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails etc., to deliver interactive and powerful charts. Using XML as its data interface, FusionCharts makes full use of fluid beauty of Flash to create compact, interactive and visually-arresting charts.

The FusionCharts Beginner’s Guide book starts off by giving an introduction to Fusioncharts Suite, followed by showing the readers how to get their first chart up, play around with different chart types and customize them. The book will then help the readers to learn advanced reporting capabilities like drill-down and JavaScript integration, and charting best practices to make the most out of it.

Using this book, readers will learn to customize the charts both aesthetically and functionally including background, font, chart limits, tooltips and use of multi-lingual characters . Furthermore, the book will enable them to create interactive maps to plot geographical data like revenue by regions, election results and office locations on interactive maps using FusionMaps. Finally the readers will learn reporting best practices including right chart type selection and practical usability tips.

Written with plenty of examples and practical tips by the members of the FusionCharts development team itself, this book is ideal for beginners and advanced web developers who need to create interactive charts for their web applications. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and popular eBook formats.

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