Synopses & Reviews
Neo4j in Action is a comprehensive guide to Neo4j, aimed at application developers and software architects. Using hands-on examples, you'll learn to model graph domains naturally with Neo4j graph structures. The book explores the full power of native Java APIs for graph data manipulation and querying.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Technology
Much of the data today is highly connected—from social networks to supply chains to software dependency management—and more connections are continually being uncovered. Neo4j is an ideal graph database tool for highly connected data. It is mature, production-ready, and unique in enabling developers to simply and efficiently model and query connected data.
About the Book
Neo4j in Action is a comprehensive guide to designing, implementing, and querying graph data using Neo4j. Using hands-on examples, you'll learn to model graph domains naturally with Neo4j graph structures. The book explores the full power of native Java APIs for graph data manipulation and querying. It also covers Cypher, Neo4j's graph query language. Along the way, you'll learn how to integrate Neo4j into your domain-driven app using Spring Data Neo4j, as well as how to use Neo4j in standalone server or embedded modes.
Knowledge of Java basics is required. No prior experience with graph data or Neo4j is assumed.
- Graph database patterns
- How to model data in social networks
- How to use Neo4j in your Java applications
- How to configure and set up Neo4j
About the Authors
Aleksa Vukotic is an architect specializing in graph data models. Nicki Watt, Dominic Fox, Tareq Abedrabbo, and Jonas Partner work at OpenCredo, a Neo Technology partner, and have been involved in many projects using Neo4j.
Table of Contents
PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO NEO4J
- A case for a Neo4j database
- Data modeling in Neo4j
- Starting development with Neo4j
- The power of traversals
- Indexing the data
PART 2 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH NEO4J
- Cypher: Neo4j query language
- Traversals in depth
- Spring Data Neo4j
PART 3 NEO4J IN PRODUCTION
- Neo4j: embedded versus server mode
Neo4j is one of the most prominent open source graph databases available. It allows developers to persist data more naturally from domains such as social networking and recommendation engines, where representing data as a graph of interconnected nodes is a natural choice. Neo4j significantly outperforms relational databases when querying graph data and it supports large data sets while preserving full transactional database attributes.
Neo4j in Action is a comprehensive guide to Neo4j that uses hands-on examples to show how to model graph domains naturally with Neo4j graph structures. The book explores the full power of the native Java APIs for graph data manipulation and querying. It also covers Cypher - declarative graph query languages developed specifically for Neo4j. In addition to the native API, this book provides a practical example of integration with the popular Spring framework.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning.
About the Author
works as the Head of Platform Development at Noble Group. Aleksa is a software architect and developer, agile advocate, author and trainer, and has been a developer on a number of Neo4j projects that leverage the graph data model to solve complex access control list and recommendation engine problems.
Nicki Watt is a lead consultant at Open Credo. Pragmatic, hands on, and a techie at heart. She's a problem solver who enjoys using "the right tool for the job," and has been involved on various projects using Neo4j and other open source tools and frameworks, including insight and recommendation engine based problems. Nicki is a contributor on the Spring Data Neo4j project and also serves as a trainer on various Neo4j courses.
Tareq Abedrabbo is the CTO of Open Credo and has a strong interest in programming languages, ranging from Scala and Python to Google Go. He has expert knowledge in a number of NoSQL technologies, including Neo4j, MongoDB and Redis. Tareq has been actively involved with the Spring project since the early days, and has been a committer on Spring Web Services.
Dominic Fox is a consultant at Open Credo, with a particular interest in translating the insights of programming language theory into practice. His varied career as a developer has included work in the domains of document management, telecommunications and finance and also involves training people in Neo4j. Constant throughout this has been a desire to build tools and libraries that make the everyday tasks of programming more intuitive and reliable.
Jonas Partner is CEO of Open Credo, a service partner of Neo Technology, and is an expert in solving complex data centric problems. He's also the coauthor of Spring Integration in Action.