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AnyChart Wins 2017 Devies Award for Best JavaScript Technologies (PHOTO) February 14th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Devies Awards 2017 by DeveloperWeekWe are proud to tell you today that our company AnyChart has won the JavaScript Technologies category at the 2017 Devies Awards! The ceremony took place yesterday in San Francisco, CA, as part of DeveloperWeek, the world’s largest developer conference and expo with 8,000 attendees. Our CEO Anton Baranchuk received the award on behalf of the AnyChart team.

The DeveloperWeek Advisory Board received hundreds of nominations and, of course, thoroughly studied how much we did last year. What excited the judges most was the public release of our JavaScript graphics library GraphicsJS. And they concluded that to be last year’s most notable innovation in JavaScript technologies, exceptionally meaningful to the whole web development community.

The Devies Awards celebrate the most innovative companies in the field of developer technologies across 13 categories. Together with AnyChart, among this year’s winners are industry giants Microsoft and IBM.

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Introducing Chartopedia to Help You Choose the Right Chart Types for Your Data Visualization January 18th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Chartopedia: Choosing the Right Chart Types for your Data Visualization. By AnyChart JS ChartsChoosing the right chart types for data analysis and reporting solutions is always a challenge. In fact, there are so many data visualization options out there that it can be really complicated to determine which one to use in a certain situation. And you cannot afford to make a mistake here, because applying data to an inappropriate type of chart will very likely end up causing confusion and even wrong business decisions.

To help you cope with this issue better (and faster), we have developed an information resource named Chartopedia, and it is a pleasure for us to introduce it to you today.

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AnyChart JS Charts 2016 Year in Review: Look How Much Was Done! December 26th, 2016 by AnyChart Team

This year has been so busy and fruitful for AnyChart JS Charts that now our team is extremely tired and feels incredibly happy at the same time. In fact, we went all out to make our JavaScript (HTML5) based charting libraries AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, and AnyMap even much more feature-rich, flexible, user-friendly, and faster with only one purpose – to bring you an unprecedented data visualization experience.

Looking back, we are proud of how MUCH was done in 2016! And now, we invite you to join us in quickly reviewing this year’s accomplishments that further strengthened AnyChart’s global leadership in interactive data visualization.

Without more ado, here is the list of new product and feature arrivals as well as major improvements to our JS charts solutions – a great chance to make sure you did not miss any important innovation.

AnyChart JS Charts logo

1. More Types of JS Charts.


JS graphs and diagrams

  • Treemap charts
  • Linear gauges – LED, tank, and thermometer
  • 3D area charts
  • 3D bar charts
  • 3D column charts

(AnyChart gallery)

Stock and financial JS charts

  • Candlestick charts
  • Spline charts
  • Step line charts
  • Area charts
  • Step area charts
  • Spline area charts
  • Marker charts
  • Range column charts
  • Range area charts
  • Range spline area charts

(AnyStock gallery)

JS Gantt charts

  • PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) charts
  • Resource charts (redesigned; beta)

(AnyGantt gallery)

JS maps

  • Dot (point) maps
  • Flow (connector) maps
  • Seat maps

(AnyMap gallery)

2. More Features in JS Charts.


All JS charts

JS graphs and diagrams

  • Chart themes/palettes (demo)
  • Exclude/include data points
  • Context menu
  • Save data as XSLX and CSV
  • Save chart configuration as XML and JSON
  • String tokens
  • Chart statistics
  • Standalone chart elements
  • Tooltip settings improvement

(AnyChart docs)

Stock and financial JS charts

  • Drawing tools and annotations (demo)
  • Technical indicators – MACD, RSI, SMA, EMA, ROC, Aroon, and custom
  • Data grouping
  • Markers on data points
  • Range selection UI
  • Legend interactivity
  • Y-scale comparison mode (changes and percentage changes)

(AnyStock docs)

JS Gantt charts

  • Calendar support
  • Smart timeline
  • Event markers for time intervals and important events
  • Timeline markers for multiple milestones

(AnyGantt docs)

JS maps

  • Drill down
  • Longitude/latitude API
  • Move/zoom API
  • Rich integration of keyboard and mouse controls
  • 13 map projections

(AnyMap docs)

3. Easier JS charting.


  • Chart editor (demo)
  • Demos of business solutions including the following JavaScript (HTML5) dashboards:
    • Web Audience dashboard
    • Human Resources dashboard
    • Investment Portfolio dashboard
    • Sales dashboard
    • CIO dashboard
    • Site Speed Overview dashboard
    • States of the US dashboard
  • Migration tool – a small library for easier transit from AnyChart 5/6 to 7
  • 20+ technical integration templates and samples for easy JS/HTML5 data visualization with any popular technology stack:
    • ASP.NETC# / C#, SignalR / VB.NETMySQL integration template
    • ClojureClojureScriptPostgreSQL integration template
    • Go – (Revel) – MySQL integration template
    • iOSObjective-CSQLite integration template
    • Java ServletsMaven, JDBC, JSPMySQL integration template
    • Java SpringMaven, HibernateMySQL integration template
    • JuliaMySQL integration template
    • NodeJS – (Express, Jade) / Socket.IOMongoDB integration template
    • PerlCatalystMySQL integration template
    • PHP – (Laravel / Slim / Symfony) – MySQL integration template
    • PythonFlask / DjangoMySQL integration template
    • RShinyMySQL integration template
    • Ruby on Rails – (Sinatra) – MySQL integration template
    • ScalaAkka / PlayMySQL integration template
    • Electron integration template

4. Faster JS Charts.


  • Performance improvement (speed test):
    • Less than 1s to render 250,000 data points
    • Less than 60ms to stream 500 points
  • Async rendering (docs)

5. New Products.


To sum up, 2016 was immensely intensive. But 2017 will be no less productive from the very beginning – we promise.

We wish you a peaceful, prosperous, and happy new year!


JS Charting Without Borders: 21 New Integration Templates for Popular Stacks December 19th, 2016 by AnyChart Team

Making your data visualization life ever easier is what we at AnyChart are boundlessly passionate about. This time we focused on further simplifying the integration of our JS charting solutions into your web development environment.

So, prepare to replan your schedule! From now on, you will spend tangibly less time on charting. And please greet the 21 New Technical Integration Templates that we have just released! They will help you deploy HTML5 graphs, maps, stock charts, dashboards, and Gantt diagrams in your stack as easily (and rapidly!) as never before, no matter what programming languages, frameworks, and databases are used.

You can find the templates right here on our website, in the Technical Integrations section.

Technical integration templates and samples for using AnyChart JS charting libraries with various languages, frameworks, and databases even easier

Basically, our powerful JavaScript/HTML5 based solutions for interactive data visualization – AnyChart, AnyMap, AnyStock, and AnyGantt – are inherently compatible with all major technologies and platforms. Configuring each JS charting library is easy, and we are sure all of you are more than capable of making even rather complicated integrations prefectly done by yourself. But we keep on doing our best to bring you the ultimate simplicity and clarity so you could get along without additional research and other time-consuming activities.

The integration templates we’ve added cover the most popular languages, frameworks and libraries, and database programs. Below is the list of the newly available combinations.

Templates for easily integrating AnyChart JS charting libraries into your stack:

C# / VB.NET based ASP.NET and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
ASP.NET integration
  • ASP.NET, C# and MySQL
  • ASP.NET, C#, SignalR and MySQL
  • ASP.NET, VB.NET and MySQL
The Go programming language and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Go integration
  • Go and MySQL
  • Go, Revel and MySQL
Java Spring / Java Servlets and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Java integration
  • Java Spring, Maven, Hibernate and MySQL
  • Java Servlets, Maven, JDBC, JSP and MySQL
Julia and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Julia integration
  • Julia and MySQL
NodeJS and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
NodeJS integration
  • NodeJS and MongoDB (using Socket.io)
  • NodeJS, Express, Jade and MongoDB
Perl and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Perl integration
  • Perl, Catalyst Web Framework and MySQL
PHP and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
PHP integration
  • PHP, Laravel and MySQL
  • PHP, Slim and MySQL
  • PHP, Symfony and MySQL
Python and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Python integration
  • Python, Flask and MySQL
  • Python, Django and MySQL
The R language and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
R integration
  • R, Shiny and MySQL
Ruby on Rails and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Ruby on Rails integration
  • Ruby on Rails, Sinatra and MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails and MySQL
Scala and AnyChart JS Charts: integration templates
Scala integration
  • Scala, Akka and MySQL
  • Scala, Play and MySQL

We hope you agree that this is a tremendous addition to the JS charting integration samples published earlier:

  • Clojure, ClojureScript and PostgreSQL,
  • iOS, Objective-C and SQLite,
  • NodeJS and MongoDB,
  • PHP and MySQL,
  • PHP, Slim and MySQL.

So, you are welcome to make use of our integration templates and samples for easier data visualization. All of them are released on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 License, rest in the AnyChart Integrations repository, and can be forked and changed in any way.

We are going to keep the collection growing further. Meanwhile, please send us your suggestions on what other particular integration you are interested to learn about first, and – as always! – that one will be prioritized; just contact our Support Team for that and name your stack.

To make your JS charting life even easier, we will release special AnyChart plugins for Angular, Ember, jQuery, Meteor, and React JavaScript frameworks in February 2017, with the 7.13.0 update. But this is a completely other remarkable story. Stay tuned. And thanks for being with us!


AnyChart JS Charting Library 7.12.0 Released October 31st, 2016 by Margaret Skomorokh

AnyChart JS charting library updated! We are glad to announce four new releases: AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyMap, and AnyGantt 7.12.0 are now available for download.

AnyChart 7.12.0 New Features

Localization Support in AnyChart Localization Support
One of the main news of this release: support of localization using locale settings files and special formatting functions. Now our JS charting library allows to switch between 196 different regional settings, and all date/time chart elements update themselves.
Take a look at AnyChart Localization demo>>
Learn more about Localization Support>>
Standalone Chart Elements in AnyChart Standalone Chart Elements
Now you can use all chart building blocks, such as scales, axes, legends and so on to build your own charts and dashboards. Use this feature along with AnyChart’s GraphicsJS graphics library, and you will be able to create your own unique charts and visualizations.
Learn more about Standalone Chart Elements>>
Tooltip Settings Improvement in AnyChart Tooltip Settings Improvement
API for tuning chart and series tooltips is improved. These changes allow to make your applications simpler, leaving room for flexibility as well.
Learn more about Tooltip Settings Improvement>>

AnyStock 7.12.0 New Features

Localization Support in AnyStock Localization Support
One of the main news of this release: support of localization using locale settings files and special formatting functions. Now our JS charting library allows to switch between 196 different regional settings, and all date/time chart elements update themselves.
Take a look at AnyStock Localization demo>>
Learn more about Localization Support>>
Range Selection UI in AnyStock Range Selection UI
Controlling data grouping and time interval is paramount when it comes to financial data and stock charts. We are happy to present a set of UI elements that help you to add range selection functionality to your applications.
Take a look at Range Selection UI in the Gallery>>
Learn more about Range Selection UI>>

AnyMap 7.12.0 New Features

Localization Support in AnyMap Localization Support
One of the main news of this release: support of localization using locale settings files and special formatting functions. Now our JS charting library allows to switch between 196 different regional settings, and all date/time chart elements update themselves.
Take a look at AnyMap Localization demo>>
Learn more about Localization Support>>
AnyMap Grid (Meridians and Parallels) Map Grid (Meridians and Parallels)
Showing meridians and parallels on a map greatly improves its design and provides a clear view in visualizations where latitude and longitude do matter.
Map Grid (Meridians and Parallels) in the Gallery>>
Learn more about Map Grid>>
AnyMap Axes Map Axes
Map axes with latitude and longitude labels complement map grid showing meridians and parallels on a map. Geo Scale that controls Map Axes and grid allows to fine-tune the display and achieve a great variety of looks and feels for map visualizations.

Learn more about Map Axes>>
AnyMap Crosshair Map Crosshair
Map Crosshair is a visual position tracking element, especially useful in exploratory data analysis visualizations. It works nicely in conjunction with Map Grid and Map Axes.
Take a look at Map Crosshair in the Gallery>>
Learn more about Map Crosshair>>

AnyGantt 7.12.0 New Features

AnyGantt: Brand New Resource Chart Brand New Resource Chart (Beta)
We are doing our best to improve our products and this time we decided to take a fresh look at Gantt and Resource charts. We have studied how people manage projects and company resources, what they want to see, how they want to display things happening, and goals they want to achieve. As the result, we understood that we have to redesign Resource and Gantt Charts completely. In this release we present the beta version of new Resource Chart.
Take a look at Resource Chart and Resource Chart with Time Tracking in the Gallery.
Learn more about Resource Chart and Resource Chart with Time Tracking.
Calendar Support in AnyGantt Calendar Support
One of the main features of the new Resource Chart is the ability to set the calendar for all resources or some of them. You can configure weekends, holidays, time of availability, beginning of a calendar year, and so on.
Learn more about the Calendar>>
AnyGantt Smart Timeline Smart Timeline
New Resource Chart features the improved timeline that looks nice with any data. This new Smart Timeline will be made interactive and available in Gantt Charts in the next update.
Learn more about the Smart Timeline >>

AnyChart version history: http://anychart.com/products/anychart/history/
AnyStock version history: http://anychart.com/products/anystock/history/
AnyMap version history: http://anychart.com/products/anymap/history/
AnyGantt version history: http://anychart.com/products/anygantt/history/
Trial download: http://anychart.com/download/


Web Analytics Dashboard – Made With JS Maps and Charts Powered by AnyChart October 19th, 2016 by AnyChart Team

In today’s world of data, a well-designed web analytics dashboard is a must-have for everyone who is managing a website, a web app, or a number of various web projects. You get tons of statistics about traffic, and you should make them work and help you make right decisions.

How much traffic are you getting? Who are your visitors? Where are they coming from? And maybe even most important – is your marketing strategy working well? It gets much easier and takes significantly less time to answer all these questions when the data is visualized. Here comes an interactive analytics dashboard that allows you to have your data organized, see everything at-a-glance, and pay sufficient attention to all metrics that are important to you.

First-class dashboarding experience is one of the biggest advantages of our interactive data visualization solutions. JavaScript graphs, maps, and stock charts powered by AnyChart can be easily put on a single, effective, interactive HTML5 dashboard, making your traffic data analytics even more powerful and insightful. And here is another great example – Web Audience Dashboard, freshly made by the team of AnyChart for your inspiration.

Look at this:

Interactive HTML5 Web Analytics Dashboard Powered by AnyChart JS Charts
(large image / interactive version)

And now we definitely should take note of some composition and development features of this dashboard.

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AnyChart Open-Sources Powerful, Draw-Anything JS Graphics Library GraphicsJS September 15th, 2016 by AnyChart Team

It is a pleasure for us to announce this today! We have just launched GraphicsJS, a free, open-source, lightweight JavaScript library which allows you to draw any JS graphics and animation for your HTML5 projects very easily. It is significantly more powerful and feature-rich than Raphaël, BonsaiJS, and other formerly leading SVG/VML graphics solutions.

GraphicsJS - free open-source JS graphics library for easily drawing anything (HTML5)

GraphicsJS has always been the graphics engine that our JavaScript (HTML5) charting libraries are built on – AnyChartAnyStock, AnyGantt, and AnyMap. As a result, it already powers data visualization activities for many of you – Oracle, Microsoft, Volkswagen, AT&T, Samsung, BP, Bosch, Merck, Reuters, Bank of China, Lockheed Martin, and thousands of all the other highly respected AnyChart’s customers including more than 70% of Fortune 1000 companies.

Of course, data visualization is not the only but just one of multiple fields where the library of GraphicsJS can be helpful and even essential. Generally speaking, this solution can help you produce virtually anything graphical from scratch: static and animated images, cartoons, games, interactive infographics, mind maps, and many other amazing things in HTML5.

Key Features of JS Graphics Library

  • Mighty line drawing abilities – Bézier curves, arcs, rectangles, and many other kinds of forms and deformations.
  • Powerful text manipulation features – multiline texts, measurement, including width, height, as well as wrap, overflow, indent, spacing, align, etc.
  • Virtual DOM for drawing fast and only what is necessary.
  • Smart layering system with z-index.
  • Transformation engine – embarrassing in-browser transformations are not used.
  • Legacy browser support (Internet Explorer 6+).
  • Concise and convenient JavaScript API with chaining support.

By the way, making our graphics engine open-source is just the beginning as – we are also pleased to tell you – AnyChart is going fully open-source! We believe that our great developments in the fields of graphics and data visualization should be even more visible and reachable to any programmer from any part of the world, not to mention that we would love to allow the community to contribute.

Please refer to GraphicsJS.org to learn more about GraphicsJS. As always, the demos are available on our Playground (Graphics section). Also, let’s not forget about the Graphics Documentation and Graphics API Reference.

What’s more, the GraphicsJS library and all relevant samples can be freely downloaded and forked on GitHub.


AnyChart Charting Library 7.11.1 Available September 2nd, 2016 by Margaret Skomorokh

A hotfix for AnyChart charting library is now available: we have released AnyChart, AnyMap, AnyGantt, and AnyStock 7.11.1. Here is a full list of improvements and bug fixes:

All Products

Improvements

  • Legend width/height behavior improved.
  • Scatter Series behaviour made consistent with other series.
  • Credits behaviour improved.
  • The appendTheme() method added for easier management of themes.
  • Beta version of the Data Adapter Module added for easier management of external files.
  • Export Server can now return images as base64 strings or as shareable links.

Bug Fixes

  • XML Schema validity problems fixed.
  • Various minor Export Server issues fixed.
  • Various minor Interactivity issues fixed.
  • Inconsistent zIndex behaviour fixed.
  • Various XML serialization/deserialization fixed.
  • Various JSON serialization/deserialization fixed.
  • The toXML() deserialization method no longer adds unnecessary data into XML.

AnyChart

Improvements

  • Circular Gauge Ranges and Axis Bar can now be properly rounded.

Bug Fixes

  • Pie events fixed.
  • Funnel Chart label placement algorithm fixed.
  • Series on/off problems fixed.
  • 3D Chart events fixed.
  • Context Menu in Linear Gauges fixed.
  • Series Legend Interactivity issues fixed.
  • Seat Map labels fixed.
  • Legend Interactivity issues fixed.
  • Issues with Ordinal Axis Labels fixed.
  • Circular Gauge Gradient display issues fixed.
  • Tree Map coloring issues fixed.
  • Range Marker issues fixed.

AnyMap

Bug Fixes

  • The remove() method problems fixed.

AnyGantt

Bug Fixes

  • Problems with inheritance of PERT Chart settings fixed.
  • PERT Chart export CSV issues fixed.

AnyStock

Improvements

  • Overall Performance improved, especially in Firefox.

AnyChart version history: http://anychart.com/products/anychart/history/
AnyMap version history: http://anychart.com/products/anymap/history/
AnyGantt version history: http://anychart.com/products/anygantt/history/
AnyStock version history: http://anychart.com/products/anystock/history/

Trial download of AnyChart charting library: http://anychart.com/download/


HR Dashboard – Built With AnyChart JavaScript (HTML5) Charts Library September 1st, 2016 by AnyChart Team

An HR dashboard is a powerful BI solution that can mightily facilitate making right, data-driven decisions about the workforce in your company – from recruiting and training courses to compensations and job promotions. Smart visualization of all relevant staff-related data, with all charts and graphs on a single page, allows your Human Resources Department to see various metrics at-a-glance. As a result, HR managers are given the power to easily identify trends, outliers, and relationships when it comes to reports and data analysis, and to make sure each decision is well-timed and will drive even more success for your enterprise.

After all, it is the employees that are the most valuable asset.

To inspire and show you how easy it gets to implement this approach with the help of AnyChart JS Charts library, we added an interactive JavaScript-based Human Resources Dashboard to the Business Solutions section of our website as a new HTML5 business dashboard sample with the full source code. It nicely visualizes various employee related data, including demographics, payrolls, performance measurements, and so on. Of course, you are welcome to fork this sample and use our HR Dashboard fully or partially to create your own solution.

Interactive HR Dashboard business solution for human resources analysis and management. Created with AnyChart JavaScript (HTML5) Charts library

Now let’s have a closer look at this interactive HTML5 dashboard, including its composition and some peculiar features. Read more »


JS Linear Gauge by AnyChart and More August 15th, 2016 by Margaret Skomorokh


Here are the the data visualizations (and related information) that we have posted this week on AnyChart Facebook Page and in Twitter, including a JS Linear Gauge by AnyChart:

  • The Real Value of $100 in Each State – Everything is relative. This map by Tax Foundation shows the real value of $100 in each state in the U.S. Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in states like Missouri or Ohio than they are in states like New York or California. As a result, the same amount of cash can buy you comparatively more in a low-price state than in a high-price state. (The visualization is based on the data published by The Bureau of Economic Analysis.)
  • Sugar Consumption by Mona Chalabi – This chart showing sugar consumption from 1700 to 2000 is only one of many wonderful handmade “data sketches” in Mona Chalabi’s Instagram. Visit it to learn about crying frequency per week, handwriting vs. typing speed, median cost of a funeral, and other facts, visualized in drawings.
  • Guide to Figuring out the Age of an Undated World Map – With this visual guide from xkcd.com, you will always be able to figure out the age of an undated world map.
  • Radio Scale – JS Linear Gauge by AnyChart – A linear gauge (added in AnyChart 7.11.0) is visual representation of a measuring device with a horizontal or vertical scale and a pointer or multiple pointers indicating particular values. The scale is usually color zoned, which helps to see what range the value of interest falls in. Linear gauges can represent thermometers, battery indicators, rulers, and any other devices with straight line–shaped scales. For example, this interactive gauge from our gallery represents a radio scale. To learn more about linear gauges in AnyChart, see the following article: