Developers today live in a mix-and-match world, as the Neo4j Heroku Challenge demonstrated with some clever engineering that matched the creative applications. Whether enjoying a clean REST interface from your language of choice, or running on the JVM to tap into the vast libraries available, you can code the way you want without worrying much about being left on an island.
Over at Cake Solutions, Jan Machacek decided to reach out to Neo4j through the graceful abstraction provided through Spring Data Neo4j. But, he is coding it up in Scala. While Java is generally accessible from Scala, Jan points out “some of the sticky points” that you need to consider.
The result of a bit of sensible coding is that Spring Data Neo4j provides the baseline object behaviors, with some implicits bringing out the shine of those objects, for clean integration into Scala.