Twitter graph viz is my demo of an interactive data visualization integrally based on the browser.
Here is the technos:
backbone.js: this a mvc framework on browser side. And yes it’s really usefull now that more and more logic go from servers to client side. I work with it not since a long time and found it really great despite of the “complexity”.
ruby on rails on heroku
ruby on rails on heroku: here is user ruby on rails just for assets but it do a great job with this. It compiles coffeescript and saas and serves assets minized and so on. Pushing my application on heroku the PaaS provider was done in minutes. Heroku hosting is free for only a web worker. Great news because my app do nothing on server side and make all calls directly to twitter !