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Brian Underwood

Neo4j Advocate

Brian Underwood wants challenges that give him a chance to make the world kinder, simpler and more interesting. If you can give those challenges to him, you’ll be his new best friend. He loves what he made and the tools he used to make, but his pleasure comes more in the making and the learning of the new. He wants to make useful things that are bold, creative, and beautiful. He wants to make things that have never before existed.


Latest Posts by Brian Underwood

Learn How to Analyze Your Ruby Code Using Neo4j and Neolytics

Neolytics: Analyzing Ruby Code with Neo4j

For a long time I’ve been wanting to use Neo4j as a tool to analyze Ruby code. Using Ruby for almost a decade, I have a lot of experience with effectively finding my way around Ruby code. Still, Ruby programs can be very dynamic and thus tools are always welcome. As I’ve begun to use... read more


Meet GraphStarter: A Ruby Gem for Getting a Neo4j Rails Application Up and Running Quickly

GraphStarter: Get Your Neo4j Rails App Up and Running Quickly

For a while now, I’ve been building various Neo4j.rb educational resources using the example of an asset portal. There have been: A screencast series (the first half and a second half) A SitePoint article on building recommendations and access control A webinar on advanced access... read more


See How We Used Graph Structure Record Linkage to Extract Insights on Irish Census Data with Neo4j

Using Graph Structure Record Linkage on Irish Census Data with Neo4j

For just over a year I’ve been obsessed on-and-off with a project ever since I stayed in the town of Skibbereen, Ireland. Taking data from the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses, I hoped I would be able to find a way to reliably link resident records from the two together to identify the same... read more



Create Your Ruby on Rails App with Neo4j by Watching This New Screencast Series

New Screencasts: Create a Ruby on Rails App with Neo4j

On the Neo4j.rb team we've always strived for good documentation. That hasn't always been easy though! However, we know that if we want other people to understand and to be able to use the awesome tools that we work on, we need documentation to introduce our tools and to provide good reference... read more