Egghead Instructor Ben Clinkinbeard

Ben Clinkinbeard

Ben Clinkinbeard is fully immersed in the JavaScript ecosystem with a particular focus on Node, React, Redux, D3, and ES6+.



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Animate Chart Axis Transitions in D3 v4

Build a Scatter Plot with D3 v4

Make D3 v4 Charts Responsive with the viewBox attribute

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Install and Configure D3 v4

Basic Interactivity with D3 v4

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Build a Column Chart with D3 v4

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Create Labels from Numeric Data with Quantize Scales in D3 v4

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Create DOM Elements with D3 v4

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Debug D3 v4 with Dev Tools

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Reuse Transitions in D3 v4

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Margin Convention with D3 v4

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Create Chart Axes with D3 v4

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Better Code Organization with selection.call() with D3 v4

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Load and Inspect Data with D3 v4

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Modify DOM Elements with D3 v4

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Start Visualizing Data Driven Documents with D3 v4

Output SVG Elements with D3 v4

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Create Labels from Non-numeric Data with Ordinal Scales in D3 v4

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Select DOM Elements with D3 v4

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Build a Line Chart with D3 v4

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SVG Graphics Containers and Text Elements in D3 v4

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Animate with the General Update Pattern in D3 v4

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Animate Transitions in D3 v4

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Build an Area Chart with D3 v4

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Convert Dates to Numeric Values with Time Scales in D3 v4

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Convert Input Data to Output Values with Linear Scales in D3 v4

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Partial Application with Function.bind

Using ES6 and beyond with Node.js

Using virtual properties with Mongoose and MongoDB

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Responsive D3 charts with the viewBox attribute

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Increasing reusability with React container components

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Set up a killer React dev environment quickly with hjs-webpack

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Getting Started with Express - MongoDB Integration

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Getting Started with Express - Middleware

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Getting Started with Express - Using Streams

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Getting Started with Express - Routing Code Organization

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Getting Started with Express - Advanced Routing

Getting Started with Express - HTTP Verbs

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Getting Started with Express - Static Files

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Getting Started with Express - Template Engines

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Getting Started with Express - Routing Basics

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Getting Started with Express - Up and Running

Using ngMockE2E to mock backend data

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AngularJS $cacheFactory service

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Create a D3 Chart as an Angular Directive

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Interactive Leaflet Maps with GeoJSON data

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Line and Area Charts with D3

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Adding Shapes to Maps with Leaflet and GeoJSON

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Cleaner D3 code with selection.call()

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Get Started with LeafletJS Mapping

d3 tutorial about Animate Chart Axis Transitions in D3 v4

Animate Chart Axis Transitions in D3 v4

4:08 d3

When the data being rendered by a chart changes, sometimes it necessitates a change to the scales and axes of the chart as well. This lesson demonstrates how to animate and synchronize axis transitions on a column chart.

d3 tutorial about Build a Scatter Plot with D3 v4

Build a Scatter Plot with D3 v4

8:41 d3

Scatter plots, sometimes also known as bubble charts, are another common type of visualization. They’re extremely versatile thanks to their ability to display multiple dimensions of data simultaneously using x and y position, opacity, color, and even shape. This lesson introduces the SVG circle element as part of building a robust scatter plot.

d3 tutorial about Make D3 v4 Charts Responsive with the viewBox attribute

Make D3 v4 Charts Responsive with the viewBox attribute

9:51 d3 PRO

Making SVGs responsive is unfortunately not as simple as adding some media queries. This lesson introduces the viewBox attribute, which is used to control how SVGs scale. We’ll also examine a reusable function that can be used to make nearly any visualization responsive.

d3 tutorial about Install and Configure D3 v4

Install and Configure D3 v4

3:26 d3

As of version 4, D3 is a completely modular tool, composed of many small libraries. You can use them independently or as a whole, and even create custom builds that include only the parts you need. This lesson will review the options available for installing and using D3, and will set up a local environment for rapid experimentation.

d3 tutorial about Basic Interactivity with D3 v4

Basic Interactivity with D3 v4

8:44 d3 PRO

Data visualizations are a lot more interesting when they’re interactive. Whether it’s clicks, roll overs, or drags, it makes things more compelling, and D3 is up to the task. This lesson demonstrates how to implement basic interactions and shows how D3 can do things vanilla CSS can’t.

d3 tutorial about Build a Column Chart with D3 v4

Build a Column Chart with D3 v4

8:09 d3 PRO

Column and bar charts are staples of every visualization library. They also make a great project for combining the essential pieces of D3 like selections, scales, axes, and SVG elements. This lesson walks you through the process of creating an essential chart type with all the required components.

d3 tutorial about Create Labels from Numeric Data with Quantize Scales in D3 v4

Create Labels from Numeric Data with Quantize Scales in D3 v4

3:28 d3 PRO

Sometimes data needs to be converted from a continuous range, like test scores, to a discrete set of output values, like letter grades. In this lesson we’ll see how to use d3.scaleQuantize() to do exactly that.

d3 tutorial about Create DOM Elements with D3 v4

Create DOM Elements with D3 v4

4:56 d3 PRO

Change is good, but creating from scratch is even better. This lesson shows you how to create DOM elements from D3 and insert them into your document as needed. You’ll officially be on your way to creating data visualizations!

d3 tutorial about Debug D3 v4 with Dev Tools

Debug D3 v4 with Dev Tools

2:44 d3 PRO

Since D3 outputs standard markup, you can use familiar dev tools and inspectors to debug your visualizations. In this lesson we’ll look at how to use Chrome Dev Tools to examine the data associated with your generated markup and experiment with styles to speed up the development process.

d3 tutorial about Reuse Transitions in D3 v4

Reuse Transitions in D3 v4

5:30 d3 PRO

D3 transitions start executing as soon as they’re created, and they’re destroyed once they end. This can present some challenges when attempting to create reusable transitions. This lesson demonstrates how to overcome those challenges using various approaches to reusable transitions.

d3 tutorial about Margin Convention with D3 v4

Margin Convention with D3 v4

4:41 d3 PRO

You can’t add axes to a chart if you don’t make room for them. To that end, the D3 community has adopted a simple convention for defining margin sizes that shields most of your code from having to know or care about them. This lesson demonstrates the margin convention and the simple flexibility it adds to your D3 projects.

d3 tutorial about Create Chart Axes with D3 v4

Create Chart Axes with D3 v4

9:20 d3 PRO

Most charts aren’t complete without axes to provide context and labeling for the graphical elements being displayed. This lesson introduces D3’s APIs for creating, customizing, and displaying axes while building on topics from previous lessons.

d3 tutorial about Better Code Organization with selection.call() with D3 v4

Better Code Organization with selection.call() with D3 v4

4:22 d3 PRO

Most of D3’s native selection APIs also return the selection (or a new selection), to enable multiple method calls to be chained together. Since the code you write isn’t on the selection prototype, chaining your methods would take some extra work. selection.call() will call any function reference you give it, providing the selection as the first parameter, and then it returns the selection for you to ensure chaining is supported.

d3 tutorial about Load and Inspect Data with D3 v4

Load and Inspect Data with D3 v4

4:19 d3 PRO

You probably use a framework or standalone library to load data into your apps, but what if that’s overkill for your needs? What if you’re just putting together a quick demo? This lesson demonstrates D3’s APIs for loading data on its own, as well as some helpful methods for inspecting your data and preparing it for use with D3.

d3 tutorial about Modify DOM Elements with D3 v4

Modify DOM Elements with D3 v4

3:51 d3 PRO

Once you can get hold of DOM elements you’re ready to start changing them. Whether it’s changing colors, labels, or even link destinations, this lesson demonstrates the process and patterns for updating the DOM using D3’s powerful APIs.

d3 tutorial about Start Visualizing Data Driven Documents with D3 v4

Start Visualizing Data Driven Documents with D3 v4

8:45 d3

It’s time to live up to D3’s true name and potential by integrating some real data into your visualization. This lesson introduces the fundamental concepts of enter, update, and exit selections, topics essential for being successful with D3.

d3 tutorial about  Output SVG Elements with D3 v4

Output SVG Elements with D3 v4

5:13 d3 PRO

D3 is capable of creating regular DOM elements like divs and buttons, and can even render to canvas, but by far the most common type of output is SVG. In this lesson we’ll convert from DOM elements to SVG elements, and make the updates necessary for maintaining a consistent appearance between the two.

d3 tutorial about Create Labels from Non-numeric Data with Ordinal Scales in D3 v4

Create Labels from Non-numeric Data with Ordinal Scales in D3 v4

1:40 d3 PRO

When your data contains discrete, non-numeric property values that you need to format or convert before displaying, d3.scaleOrdinal() is the API you need. Maybe you need to convert a “pass”/”fail” field to “green”/”red” for coloring your bubble chart? This lesson shows you exactly what to do.

d3 tutorial about Select DOM Elements with D3 v4

Select DOM Elements with D3 v4

5:21 d3 PRO

Before you can create dazzling data driven documents, you need to know how D3 accesses the DOM. This lesson will show you the ins and outs of accessing existing DOM elements with D3.

d3 tutorial about Build a Line Chart with D3 v4

Build a Line Chart with D3 v4

9:44 d3 PRO

Line charts are often used to plot temporal data, like a stock price over time. In this lesson we’ll see how to use D3 APIs to create our own simplified version of the charts seen on Google Finance.

d3 tutorial about SVG Graphics Containers and Text Elements in D3 v4

SVG Graphics Containers and Text Elements in D3 v4

4:07 d3 PRO

SVG is a great output format for data visualizations because of its scalability, but it comes with some idiosyncrasies and unique challenges. In this lesson we’ll learn how to use graphics containers, the SVG equivalent of a div, as well as text elements for displaying, you guessed it, text.

d3 tutorial about Animate with the General Update Pattern in D3 v4

Animate with the General Update Pattern in D3 v4

13:51 d3 PRO

In D3, the General Update Pattern is the name given to what happens when a data join is followed by operations on the enter, update, and exit selections. When a chart's data changes over time and each update can both create new elements and destroy existing ones, the General Update pattern can help convey meaning to users. This lesson demonstrates the pattern using animated transitions on a column chart.

d3 tutorial about Animate Transitions in D3 v4

Animate Transitions in D3 v4

5:56 d3 PRO

D3 makes it easy to add meaningful animations to your data visualizations. Whether it’s fading in new items or tweening existing shapes to display new values, adding transitions is easy. This lesson shows you how to add animations while building on your existing knowledge of D3 selections.

d3 tutorial about Build an Area Chart with D3 v4

Build an Area Chart with D3 v4

10:13 d3 PRO

Similar to line charts, area charts are great for displaying temporal data. Whether you’re displaying a single set of data or multiple sets using an overlapping or stacked layout, D3 provides APIs to make the process straightforward. This lesson walks you through creating multiple layouts easily.

d3 tutorial about Convert Dates to Numeric Values with Time Scales in D3 v4

Convert Dates to Numeric Values with Time Scales in D3 v4

2:43 d3 PRO

Mapping abstract values to visual representations is what data visualization is all about, and that’s exactly what D3 scales do. This is usually done using pretty straightforward algorithms, but nothing is straightforward when you’re working with Date objects in JavaScript. If you’re plotting temporal data, you need to use a time scale.

d3 tutorial about Convert Input Data to Output Values with Linear Scales in D3 v4

Convert Input Data to Output Values with Linear Scales in D3 v4

3:35 d3 PRO

Mapping abstract values to visual representations is what data visualization is all about, and that’s exactly what D3 scales do. Turning a test score into a column height, or a percentage into an opacity requires translating from one set of possible values to another, and linear scales perform a direct, proportional conversion of inputs to outputs. In this lesson we’ll learn the basic API of D3 scales and how to use them.

js tutorial about Partial Application with Function.bind

Partial Application with Function.bind

3:24 js

Function.bind is useful for more than locking down the this context when calling a function. This lesson shows how Function.bind can be used to make a new function with pre-specified initial arguments. This is a simple example of a functional programming technique called partial application which allows the remaining arguments to be specified when the new function is called.

node tutorial about Using ES6 and beyond with Node.js

Using ES6 and beyond with Node.js

5:18 node

If you're used to using all the latest ES6+ hotness on the front end via Babel, working in Node.js can feel like a step back. Thankfully, it's easy to bring all the Babel goodness with you to the backend, and that's exactly what this lesson covers.

node tutorial about Using virtual properties with Mongoose and MongoDB

Using virtual properties with Mongoose and MongoDB

8:59 node PRO

Virtual properties are a great way to add some semantics to your data layer and abstract any shortcomings of the underlying schema. This lesson demonstrates virtual getters and setters in Mongoose, and how to integrate their use in your Express server.

d3 tutorial about Responsive D3 charts with the viewBox attribute

Responsive D3 charts with the viewBox attribute

11:15 d3 PRO

Ensuring your charts are responsive is essential if you want them to work regardless of the user's device and screen size. In this lesson we'll learn how the viewBox attribute of SVG elements works, and apply that knowledge to make a future-proof D3 chart.

react tutorial about Increasing reusability with React container components

Increasing reusability with React container components

4:32 react PRO

You can increase reuse in your codebase by dividing your components into containers and content, or as some people call them, smart and dumb components. This lesson walks through a very simple refactoring to demonstrate this concept and show you how to maximize the portability of your React components.

react tutorial about Set up a killer React dev environment quickly with hjs-webpack

Set up a killer React dev environment quickly with hjs-webpack

6:17 react PRO

You can easily spend hours configuring the perfect dev environment with all the latest hotness like ES6 (and beyond) support, hot reloading, and a myriad of other features. This lesson shows how to use hjs-webpack to get the same thing in a matter of minutes.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - MongoDB Integration

Getting Started with Express - MongoDB Integration

9:09 node PRO

This lesson will walk you through replacing the app's file system reliance with a live MongoDB database. We'll also use a popular ORM library to manage our database operations.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Middleware

Getting Started with Express - Middleware

5:28 node PRO

Middleware is what Express apps are made of. While the term may be unfamiliar, the techniques and concepts aren't. This lesson will round out your understanding of the various types of middleware and how to use them.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Using Streams

Getting Started with Express - Using Streams

6:59 node PRO

Streams are a big part of Node's famous non-blocking I/O, and Express lets you take full advantage of them. This lesson demonstrates how to integrate streams into your server to improve performance and simplify your code.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Routing Code Organization

Getting Started with Express - Routing Code Organization

3:59 node PRO

As your application grows, it's easy to end up with a long list of route handlers and helper functions. In this lesson we'll look at strategies for keeping things organized and manageable.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Advanced Routing

Getting Started with Express - Advanced Routing

6:48 node

Take your routing skills to the next level and learn to recover from errors, initiate downloads, and go beyond simple request and response.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - HTTP Verbs

Getting Started with Express - HTTP Verbs

7:04 node PRO

In this lesson you will learn how to support data modification by handling HTTP verbs besides GET.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Static Files

Getting Started with Express - Static Files

3:20 node PRO

Sometimes you just need to serve existing files. In this lesson we'll examine how to use functionality built into Express to do just that.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Template Engines

Getting Started with Express - Template Engines

3:20 node PRO

Template engines allow you to define your UIs in a declarative manner while maintaining a dynamic, data driven presentation layer. This lesson will demonstrate how to use template engines that have built-in support for Express as well as engines without explicit Express support.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Routing Basics

Getting Started with Express - Routing Basics

4:30 node PRO

Routing is a fundamental aspect of Express. This lesson demonstrates how to define dynamic routes and access route parameters in your code.

node tutorial about Getting Started with Express - Up and Running

Getting Started with Express - Up and Running

4:24 node

In this lesson we will install Express, learn the basics of using Express, and configure our environment for rapid iteration.

angularjs tutorial about Using ngMockE2E to mock backend data

Using ngMockE2E to mock backend data

4:02 angularjs PRO

Mocking backend responses is extremely simple with angular-mocks.js and the ngMockE2E module. This lesson will show you how to include and use the module, ensuring you can stay productive on the front end even if your back end is broken, slow, or doesn't even exist yet.

angularjs tutorial about AngularJS $cacheFactory service

AngularJS $cacheFactory service

5:16 angularjs PRO

Angular's $cacheFactory can be used on its own or to customize the behavior of $http calls. This lesson introduces the API and shows how to integrate $cacheFactory into your project.

angularjs tutorial about Create a D3 Chart as an Angular Directive

Create a D3 Chart as an Angular Directive

8:55 angularjs PRO

Integrating D3 with Angular can be very simple. In this lesson, you will learn basic integration as well as how to create D3 charts that can be packaged as AngularJS directives.

js tutorial about Interactive Leaflet Maps with GeoJSON data

Interactive Leaflet Maps with GeoJSON data

3:53 js PRO

Rendering GeoJSON data on a map and interacting via mouse over, mouse out, and click.

d3 tutorial about Line and Area Charts with D3

Line and Area Charts with D3

6:37 d3 PRO

Create a line chart, then easily convert it to an area chart

js tutorial about Adding Shapes to Maps with Leaflet and GeoJSON

Adding Shapes to Maps with Leaflet and GeoJSON

2:56 js PRO

With a basic map in place we can add shapes, like US states. We will then see how to style the shapes to make a visually appealing map.

d3 tutorial about Cleaner D3 code with selection.call()

Cleaner D3 code with selection.call()

6:56 d3 PRO

selection.call() method in D3 can aid in code organization and flexibility by eliminating the need to use chained method calls for every operation.

js tutorial about Get Started with LeafletJS Mapping

Get Started with LeafletJS Mapping

3:13 js

Leaflet makes creating maps in the browser dead simple. With some HTML and 3 lines of JavaScript, we can quickly have a map displaying.

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