Why support IE6+ versions?
Developer Sunil Urs shares some of the key learnings:
Though Version 1.0 worked on all modern devices, it did not support IE8 and below. During the development of v1.0 it did not make much sense to support IE8- given that the user base is very less and the effort level required was high. But after the launch I have come to realize that many companies still prefer to support IE7 & 8 users. Given that CanvasJS is an enterprise product meant to be used by its developers, I decided to support IE8-.
As of now, the library has received around 9000 downloads and has got a few paying customers as well. The team claims that CanvasJS is 10x faster than SVG & Flash based Solutions even when rendering 10,000 data-points and above.
Interestingly, FusionCharts today announced that it will not be supporting Flash anymore.
“Eleven years ago, a charting component was born. Its name was FusionCharts and it was written in Adobe Flash (then Macromedia Flash). Flash was a pretty cool technology back then but now that we’re in 2013, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.
But today, an overwhelming majority of smartphones have modern browsers and most of our customers have made the transition. It is time to leave legacy issues behind and break through the shackles. It is time to say our final goodbye to Flash.