Archi & Techno

D3.js transitions killed my CPU! A d3.js & pixi.js comparison

D3.js certainly is the most versatile JavaScript data rendering library available: turning data into mind blowing visualizations is only limited by your imagination. A key component to turn static pages into animated ones are the powerful selection transitions. However, too many simultaneous transitions on a web page will soon bring you CPU on its knees. Hence this blog post. We faced this problem when displaying swiss transport real time data on a map, within an SVG layout: rendering was lagging, event sourced data were not…

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