Jim Webber, TweetChief Scientist at Neo Technology and Co-Author of "Rest in Practice"
Biography: Jim Webber
Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he works on graph database server technology and writes open source software. Jim is interested in using big graphs like the Web for building distributed systems, which led him to being a co-author on the book REST in Practice, having previously written Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide. Jim is an active speaker, presenting regularly around the world. His blog is located at http://jimwebber.org and he often tweets Jim Webber @jimwebber.
Presentation: TweetA rapid introduction to Neo4j
Graph databases like Neo4j are an esoteric and powerful member of the NOSQL family. For highly connected data, graph databases can be thousands of times faster than relational databases, making Neo4j popular for managing complex data across many domains from finance to social, and telecoms to geospatial. This talk will provide a rapid, code-focussed introduction to Neo4j covering graph modelling, core APIs, query languages all supported by an interesting data set mined from the "Doctor Who" universe.
Training: Neo4j Tutorial Tweet
Graph databases like Neo4j are an esoteric and powerful member of the NOSQL family. For highly connected data, graph databases can be thousands of times faster than relational databases, making Neo4j popular for managing complex data across many domains from finance to social, and telecoms to geospatial. This intensive one-day Neo4J tutorial provides a mixture of theory and hands-on practical sessions to demonstrate the capabilities of graph data and the Neo4j database.
Learn how to:
- NOSQL and Graph Database overview
- Neo4j Fundamentals and Architecture
- The Neo4j tool chain
- The Neo4j Core API
- Neo4j Traverser API and declarative querying
- Graph algorithms
- Pattern matching
- Alternative Language Bindings
- The Neo4j REST API and using the database from non-JVM platforms
- Spring Data Graph
- Solutions architecture: using Neo4j in large systems
Each session of this Neo4J Tutorial (apart from the fundamentals and architecture) consist of a small amount of theory combined with a set of practical exercises designed to reinforce how to achieve sophisticated goals with Neo4j. The practical aspects of this Neo4J course consist of Koan-style lessons where a specific part of the Neo4j stack is presented as a set of failing unit tests which participants will work to fix. Those exercises gradually become more challenging until you are capable of implementing sophisticated graph operations with Neo4j.