JavaScript and Open Data

  • 2h 55m
  • Robert Jeansoulin
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2018

This book will teach you how to take advantage of the JavaScript language to process data provided on the Internet.

Much attention is given to the main JavaScript backbone: prototype based objects, and functional capabilities, while common features (loops, etc.) are summarized in a few cheat-sheets. Only operational features are detailed through the coding of several applications -the second and largest part of the book-, on free-access datasets (e.g. World Bank). It includes: cartography (SVG or API's based), data-sheets access (via Ajax or Jsonp), video data and post-synchronization, and animation examples.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Variables—Declaration, Definition and Type
  • Controls—Booleans, Branch and Loops
  • Data—Numbers and Strings
  • Objects and Prototypes
  • Arrays
  • Functions
  • From Signs to Patterns
  • JavaScript in the Web Page
  • Graphic and Multimedia Tools
  • AJAX Technology (Asynchrony)
  • Chronological Data
  • Relational Data
  • Cartographic Data
  • Data Served by JSONP
  • Bibliography