So d3.js is now blowing out five candles. Before the big move to the version 4, I’m gonna list what I usually answer when being asked my thoughts about d3.
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Very neat list of examples in just a few mouse scrolls down, you get both inspired but also standard charts.
Community is very open, responsive (on Twitter) and willing to share its advances, experience in meetups
I am curious to see how things will change with version 4.
While some libraries made it easier to do lots of things like the d3 starter kit or
What could be improved
Material becomes expensive
Less tools available online
Toolkits based on D3 are note necessarily maintained
No hierarchy in examples. A recent revamps shows ‘top ones’
Level of details: since d3 has no templates, you need to do everything yourself
Tastes: look at the d3 example gallery and this is really seducing.
It didn’t age: my favorite d3 example is
Google Chrome is now 58% of market share and late 2008