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July 15, 2015

On D3, React, and a little bit of Flux

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Shirley Wu is part of the team responsible for developing Illumio’s Illumination capabilities. She codes too much and doesn’t draw enough.

When I first started exploring D3 and React together, I realized I wanted to attempt it differently from the other approaches I had read about. I had just read through the React tutorials and had started on an article (Nicolas Hery’s Integrating D3.js visualizations in a React app) when inspiration struck. I had also heard murmurs that wrapping D3 charts in React made transitions hard, and I knew I had to at least give solving it a try. When I mentioned this to Elijah, he encouraged (demanded?) me to write it down in a blog post.

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