Now We Can Measure How Geeky Things Are

I’ve only just discovered the Google chart API. Now the acronym “API” has already sent 40% of my readers scattering for cover, with another 45% disappearing once I point out API stands for Application Programming Interface. Stick with me here, because it’s one of the fundamental keys to modern computers.

Actually don’t.

I started with the best of intentions, but then ended up trying to explain the concept of an API to non-programmers and it got a bit long. Maybe someday I’ll go back to revisit that, but until then you can see below how I’ve used the Google Chart API to produce a nice pretty chart. Enjoy.

Sample Google Chart API call