I am currently writing my master thesis on Big Data Visualization. To achive stunning visuals I decided to use d3.js which is a (nearly) perfect library to display data in an innovative and fancy way. To be able to use those diagrams easily with Java EE’s JSF 2 technology, I decided to write a tag library (which basically is a component collection) called VisualFaces to use the most impressive example diagrams with just one tag.
<j:wordcloud width="600" height="600" input="Some, test, words" />
To use the taglib simply put the visualfaces.jar in the WEB-INF directory of your Java EE webWordCloud project, add the namespace xmlns:j=”http://www.jofre.de/visualfaces” and then all included diagrams can be used in an instant. I’ve implemented so far:
The project can be downloaded from Github. To compile it, simply export it as JAR from Eclipse. Below you find a precompiled beta version.