There’s a tremendous satisfaction to cooking a mouthwatering meal, and seeing people you love enjoy it while you’re eating with them. Watching them enjoy the meal you’ve made, gives you a double pleasure! The Brunel Visualizations team is, metaphorically speaking, in this situation with their project. To be clear, Brunel Visualizations is a domain-specific language that defines a set of composable atomic “actions” that, when stitched together, produce an extraordinarily large variety of data visualizations. I wrote some code last year to help me manage the developerWorks Open projects, particularly caching some stats pulled from GitHub. I needed to show the data pictorially. Of course, my first thought was to use Brunel Visualizations, one of the projects I advocate for. I went to their site and pulled down the relevant code and began using it. I used Node.js in the backend, jQuery in the frontend, and Cloudant as the backing store. That was my “angularless” CEAN stack. As the coordinator of our Tech Talk series, I use that app to gauge the projects’ health and to gain insight into which project owners I should invite to our talks.