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Author Archives: Luanne Misquitta

Using the Neo4j browser with Embedded Neo4j

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There are times when you have an application using Neo4j in embedded mode but also need to play around with the graph using the Neo4j web browser. Since the database can be accessed from at most one process at a time, trying to start up the Neo4j server when your embedded Neo4j  application is running won’t work. The WrappingNeoServerBootstrapper, although deprecated, comes ...

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Integrate apps with Neo4j using Zapier

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Recently, I was directed to Zapier to get some lightweight integration done between systems for a quick proof of concept. Initially skeptical, I found that it really could save time and tie together all those pieces of your system you never got around to integrating. Moreover, it is a way for people to integrate the applications they use without having ...

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Neo4j Java REST Binding – Part 2 (Batching)

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In Part 1, we talked about setting up a connection to the Neo4j Server using the Java REST Binding. Let’s now go into some details about transactions, batching, and what the REST requests really look like.Make sure you turn on logging (set system property org.neo4j.rest.logging_filter to true) as described in Part 1. We will change our code to  execute these ...

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Optimizing Neo4j Cypher queries

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Last week, I spent a good number of hours trying to optimize around 20 Cypher queries that were performing disastrously(36866ms to 155575ms) with data from a live system. After some trial and error, and a lot of input from Michael, I was able to figure out generally what needed to be done to the queries to make them perform better- ...

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Flavor of the month – Neo4j and Heroku

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Neo4j launched a challenge earlier this year called “Seed the Cloud” to get folks to create templates or demo applications on Heroku using the Neo4j add-on. After much internal debate, I decided to enter, only to be thrown into despair for lack of an idea. The idea came to me while I was doing nothing in particular- to build a ...

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