Goals This article introduces the GraphGist project and guides the reader through the process of creating a simple GraphGist. Prerequisites You should have a good understanding of the Neo4j’s property graph data model, and its query language, Cypher. Beginner Neo4j… Learn More →

Goals
This article introduces the GraphGist project and guides the reader through the process of creating a simple GraphGist.
Prerequisites
You should have a good understanding of the Neo4j’s property graph data model, and its query language, Cypher.
Beginner

Neo4j Graph Gists are an easy way to create and share your documents containing not just prose, structure and pictures but most importantly example graph models and use-cases expressed in Neo4j’s query language, Cypher.

These documents are written in a simple, textual markup language (AsciiDoc) and rendered in your browser as rich and interactive web pages that you can quickly evolve from describing simple how-tos or questions to providing an extensive use-case specification.

To see the expressive power of this approach, here are some winners of our past community competitions:

Getting Started

Follow these easy steps

  1. Log into your GitHub account
  2. Choose one of the examples listed above, and click the green page source button.
  3. Fork the original GraphGist into your own account and start to edit the prose, images, setup and use-case Cypher queries.
  4. Paste the Github Gist URL into the top right URL box of any GraphGist page; your Gist will be loaded and rendered immediately.
  5. Reload your GraphGist page whenever you update your document.
  6. Share your GraphGist with your colleagues, friends or us.
  7. Submit via “submit” link in the footer.

Below is an example of an Example-GraphGist and how it is rendered (source):