The beauty of CSV

So I'm working on a site right now that will be powered by Perl on the back and d3.js on the front.

And here's what I'm loving about d3, I can feed it CSV files. Yup. Not JSON. Not XML. Good old CSV.

I know, it's a bit primitive. And there's a good chance at some point I end up JSONing everything up. But I love me some CSV. And there are 551 CPAN packages for pushing, pulling, parsing, encoding or otherwise mangling it.

Return to Perl

Perl was the first language I loved. So, for a project I'm working on it's time to go back to her.

More on the project in later posts. But I'm hoping it's something that will take the world by storm.

About Daniel Lathrop

user-pic Investigative reporter and web developer. These are my adventures in Perl.