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I scrolled through the D3.js examples and I feel completely inadequate now as a developer. Some of that stuff is incredible and here I am just hoping to make a couple rotated boxes change color.

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    another js framework I haven't heard about
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    @kescherRant it's not a framework. It's a library.

    And one of the most commonly used ones for making graphs.
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    @Codex404 yet another JavaScript library I haven't heard of.
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    @Codex404 or that. Still never really heard about it.
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    @PublicByte @kescherRant that says more about you than the library.

    Its 9 years old now.
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    @Codex404 yeah, it means we don't feel comfortable depending on, most of the time useless or simple-to-implement-yourself, libraries.

    DIY in order to avoid the fork hassle when the most basic function in a 3 lines of code dependency doesn't work.
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    @PublicByte you don't feel comfortable to use the most widely used library which has existed for 9 years?

    You must feel very good about your programming skills if you can achieve the same with less bugs.
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    @Codex404 use JavaScript's Canvas API or do you feel uncomfortable avoiding unnecessary dependencies and take advantage of built-in features instead?
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    Pretty sure JavaScript's Canvas API has less bugs and exists longer than D3.js.
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    @PublicByte I don't but it's far more than just a simple graph. I think that, no matter how fun it is to make it yourself, there will undoubtedly be more issues with it.

    And I am talking about responsiveness and interactivity as well. Have fun developing it yourself.
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    @PublicByte canvas api has not been around longer.
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    From my experience, knowing everything about d3.js doesn't mean you're doing it well. Visualising the data that is available to you in the most meaningful and useful way to those who are viewing it is an art form in itself.

    I work for an agency who have a team dedicated to doing visualisation but their skills are transferable between visualisation tech because they know how others want to see the data.

    Also: OP, great name from a great meme.
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    @cmarshall10450 I've used d3 once but had data analysts tell me how the data should represented.
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