Growing the Data Visualization Community With V5

Growing the Data Visualization Community with v5

Today, the Uber Visualization team open sourced 5.3, the final v5 release of our data visualization software. The v5 releases represent a major effort devoted to making 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 v5’s new simplified APIs and features. While a lot of code required modification, the most important part of making 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.