I am designing a stripboard prototype that needs to be as small as possible.
but then I don't really get how a 7-segment LED could work.
I have one that has a common anode to which you attach one resistor,
So how can the led's in this display work in parallel with just one resistor?
According to the datasheet there don't seem to be any internal resistors?
Yes there are many crap circuits pretending to be tutorials on the net.
I understand what you're saying, but then I don't really get how a 7-segment LED could work.