Quick tips for squeezing performance out of Google’s Javascript charts with live (continuous) data/streams

I, until a few days ago always used JQuery for literally everything that needed Javascript. I’ve recently needed to use Google charts to show a live graphical representation of data. It needed to be a widget that didn’t rely on any framework so I had to brush up on my Javascript and forget all the easy stuff JQuery usually gives me! The chart would be updated EVERY SECOND, yeah pretty often! In every second there could be any amount of new points to be plotted. In addition, I’m only interested in points that have occurred within a fixed time period, the results of all this will be an “animated” graph that shifts left when data is updated. Read more of this post


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