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From Josh Wills <>
Subject Re: About status web page
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:02:15 GMT
Hey Chao,

I am woefully inept when it comes to data visualization technologies. What
do the guys from Spotify do to visualize their workflows?


On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Chao Shi <> wrote:

> Hi Crunch Devs,
> I'm interested in adding a web status page to crunch. I'm working on a
> prototype first, which simply runs a jetty server and renders the dot file
> produced by DotFileWriter at browser. The dot rendering work is done by
> viz.js <>. It can successfully render the
> plan into SVG.
> I think there are 2 issues I hit with viz.js:
> 1. The license of viz.js is unclear. It is compiled from GraphViz source
> code with emscripten. GraphViz is Eclipse Public License 1.0.
> 2. viz.js is big and slow. It is a 1.4MB compressed JS. It takes 1 or 2
> seconds on my laptop to render my pipeline (30+ MRs). I think it good to
> have the graph refresh frequently and show the running status of the
> pipeline (i.e. whether MRs are done or not). Thus the rendering time would
> be too slow.
> Another approach is to call graphviz command at server side, if viz.js is
> not possible. I can't find any pure Java implementation of graphviz.
> Looking forward to your advices.
> Thanks,
> Chao

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