Visualizing Data by Ben Fry
I just got this book a few days ago and I'm not really that impressed. It seems it is focusing on a Java tool called 'Processing' that. He spends more time on how to write code for this tool than on designing data visualization interfaces.
This is unfortunate, I was hoping for a Tufte type book updated to the interactive environment we have today. That would be something useful. Instead I get a tool manual. I still have 2/3 of the book left. Hopefully it improves.
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Software Development for Linux/Unix since 1995. I've done everything from Perl,C/C++,Java,Flash,php, ruby and currently node.js. Always interested in pushing technology one step further than expected.