The first time I was introduced to iBook, I was far from embracing this whole new reading concept.
I have yet the vivid memory of my parent quoting Spanish philosopher Marcelino Mendez y Pelayo – “Que lastima tenerme que morir, cuando me queda tanto por leer” It translates “It Is a shame I have to die, with so many books yet to read”
I cannot avoid wondering whether Mendez y Pelayo would have welcome iBooks, and sacrifice the touch of the paper fiber at the tips of his hands with ease.
Despite early hesitations of the community to give up the millenary art of flipping a page, Book-Like interfaces have been able to engage audiences in a very profound way.
Jim Rohn stated “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” Yet, I find myself resilient in desiring for things not only to be easier but also for them to be enjoyable. It is not my goal to challenge Jim Rohn wisdom, however, I believe I will adopt a similar principle “Don’t wish it were easier, wish it be enjoyable.”
In my pilgrimage as a software developer I find excitement when stumbling upon an Application Programming Interface (API) that make application development fun and enjoyable. In a previous post, I had the opportunity to show a brief task of creating a Telerik Report table. In this post, I take on a chart creation at run time. This area is one of the most enjoyable of the Teleirk Repoting API.
Like in any charting API available, it is imperative to understand the objects or components that bring about a chart object. In the section below, I attempt to explain a few chart components, although, within the context of the Telerik Report API. Understanding these will save up a substantial amount of time, this principle holds true for any API we may encounter.