Growing the Data Visualization Community with deck.gl v5

Growing the Data Visualization Community with deck.gl v5

Today, the Uber Visualization team open sourced deck.gl 5.3, the final deck.gl v5 release of our data visualization software. The v5 releases represent a major effort devoted to making deck.gl easier to use than ever before, and we hope that by sharing the story behind these improvements, we can get users excited to try out deck.gl v5’s new simplified APIs and features. While a lot of code required modification, the most important part of making deck.gl independent from React was deciding how the new non-React-based API should look.

We wanted the React, Javascript, and scripting APIs to be as similar as possible, so we settled on a “One API” philosophy, meaning that, with some few differences in how the API is initialized, almost all classes and properties have the same name and semantics across versions.

Source: uber.com