yWorks releases version 2.3 of yFiles for HTML!
The series of new releases in 2020 of the yFiles family of diagramming software libraries starts with the 2.3 release of yFiles for HTML. With this release, once more, yWorks shows that it's the leading provider of professional high-quality graph diagramming software libraries. The 2020 set of releases contain break-through features that have not been available to software developers before. They enable both existing yFiles customers and software developers new to the product to create stunning new diagram visualization applications that have not been possible before.
The Story behind the yWorks LogosFor almost 20 years now, we are in love with visualizations and graphs! So much so, that parts of our new Corporate Design were made with a tool built with our #yFiles diagramming SDK! You can read more about yFiles and the history of our logo here.
Recognizing graphs from images
Once a year the yWorks office is alive with a very special atmosphere: The project days. Small groups of developers gather together to work on projects that are not necessarily connected to the everyday work or the core products of the company. This year, four brave developers set out to new lands and tried to parse photos and screenshots of diagrams as actual yFiles graphs without ever having touched computer vision topics before. This is their story.
Case Study: Intelligent Data Provision in the Automotive and Rail IndustriesHow Austrian researchers are rethinking automotive R&D using data visualization and yFiles. In a research project, VIRTUAL VEHICLE develops a prototypical digital decision-making basis: a graph database for data collection and an application for visualizing and navigating the connected data.
yWorks releases version 2.2 of yFiles for HTML!
With the new 2.2 release of yFiles for HTML yWorks again proves to be the leading provider of professional high-quality graph diagramming software libraries. The new release contains new features, unmatched in the industry, that will both delight existing customers and will open the product to a wider audience range.
yFiles and Neo4j: Custom Visualization Solutions
Neo4j is great for storing and processing large amounts of connected data. For example, in web analytics, where click-paths and custom events get logged, it is easy to get that data into Neo4j. Once the data is in the graph database, complex queries may be executed that help both site administrators and site owners get a good understanding of how their users and visitors use the website or ecommerce store.
‘Game of Thrones’ Relationship Graph
Every year, the Graph Drawing conference organizes a contest which sets the task to visualize predetermined graph data. This year, the data consists of a graph that presents the relationships between 84 characters from the popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Since our yFiles diagramming library is designed to arrange and visualize graph structures, we decided to participate in the contest. The image above shows a preview of our contribution. Read on if you want to find out how we created it or skip to the final result.