Build Data Visualizations with D3.js & Firebase

Learn how to use D3 (v5) & Firebase (Firestore) to create dynamic SVG data visualizations. Bar charts, pie charts…

Learn how to create great-looking data visualizations with D3.js

What you’ll learn

  • Learn D3 JS & Firebase (Firestore) from the ground up.
  • Create data-driven visualizations (graphs, charts, diagrams) with D3 JS.
  • Store (and retrieve) data in a real-time database called Firestore (from Firebase).
  • Updata data visualizations in real-time with Firestore.
  • Create 3 projects with D3 and Firebase (Firestore).

Course Content

  • Course Introduction –> 5 lectures • 11min.
  • SVG and D3 Basics –> 10 lectures • 45min.
  • Using Data with D3 –> 5 lectures • 36min.
  • Scales & Bar Charts –> 8 lectures • 1hr 1min.
  • Firestore Database –> 4 lectures • 17min.
  • The D3 Update Pattern –> 8 lectures • 53min.
  • D3 Transitions –> 5 lectures • 26min.
  • Project One – Donut Chart (Budget Planner) –> 16 lectures • 1hr 54min.
  • User Interaction & Events –> 6 lectures • 29min.
  • Project Two – Fitness Tracker (Line Graphs) –> 17 lectures • 1hr 45min.
  • Data Hierarchy –> 5 lectures • 37min.
  • Project Three – Tree Diagram (Ninja Corp) –> 12 lectures • 1hr 7min.
  • ES6 & Extras –> 4 lectures • 19min.
  • D3 v6/v7 –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Firestore Setup –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Build Data Visualizations with D3.js & Firebase


  • A basic to moderate level of JavaScript.
  • A basic to moderate level of HTML.
  • A basic to moderate level of CSS.

Learn how to create great-looking data visualizations with D3.js

D3.js is a powerful JavaScript library used to create data visualizations easily. In this course I’ll teach you how to harness the power of D3 to create a variety of different data-driven visualizations such as bar charts, pie charts, line graphs,  bubble packs and tree diagrams.

We’ll learn about D3 select, changing SVG attributes & styles, scales, axes, transitions, hierarchial data and much more…

Use Firebase Firestore to update your D3.js diagrams in real-time

I’ll also teach you how to use Firestore (from Google Firebase) – a real-time NoSQL database in which we can store our data. We’ll use this to power our D3.js visualizations in real-time (without updating the browser) and to make them interactive, fun & dynamic.

We’ll also be creating 3 projects to put our D3 & Firebase skills to the test – first of all a money planner called Ninja Wonga, then a fitness tracker called The Dojo and finally a company employee tree diagram called Ninja Corp.

…Why all the ninjas?

I’m also known as the Net Ninja on YouTube, with over 200,000 subscribers and nearly 1000 free development tutorials. Feel free to check out my teaching style there before you a buy my course :).


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