Today I recieved an e-mail to The Best Tools for Visualization. For the past five years I have worked in a world where there is really only one way to display data, THE GRID. To be exact, the .NET DataGrid. This control alone has employed many developers and has allowed them to make a living (remember The DataGrid Girl?).
These application have pushed the limits on how we think and view data. With Silverlight we have the opputunity join the data visualization revolution. It’s time to get out of the mindset of writing a stored procedures and hooking them to a datagrids. Challenge yourself and your users.
Over the next few weeks I will be working on creating a data visualization project in Silverlight, and I will use the Animation Engine I have created as the basis for motion.