At the moment there’s a lot of craze for the new movie Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.
This was the perfect opportunity to brush up on my knowledge of Star Wars starships. There’s a public API to help which lets you list all films and associated data such as starships, people, vehicles etc: http://swapi.co.
I’ve created a quick demo using Scala which uses http://swapi.co together with images and links retrieved from http://www.starwars.com to collect data into a JSON file. This file is then used with D3.js to visualise Star Wars starships for each movie.
Collected data.json: http://urma.com/sw/data.json
You can find the code for the project written and running instructions here: https://github.com/raoulDoc/SWexplorer