This Week in Neo4j – 27 May 2017

Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days.

This week’s featured community member is Florin Pătraşcu, System Architect at Masterfile and creator/maintainer of the Neo4j Elixir driver.

Florin Pătraşcu – This week’s featured community member

Florin has been a member of the Neo4j community for the last couple of years and has spent most of his time making it easy for people in the Elixir community to get into graphs.

As well as creating drivers for the HTTP and Bolt protocols, Florin has also ported the movies starter kit so that people have a ready made example to work with.

Thanks Florin for all your work!

Graph databases and RDF: It’s a family affair

ZDNet have an interview with Neo4j’s CEO Emil Eifrem in which he talks about graph databases and RDF. The article references Jesús Barrasa‘s GraphConnect talk ”Debunking some RDF-vs-PropertyGraph Alternative Facts’ which you can watch below.

Jesus also released a new version of neosemantics, a set of experiments that bridge the worlds of graphs and RDF. It’s been updated to Neo4j 3.2 and has some performance improvements as well as bug fixes.

Flight search, Node.js OGM,

GraphQL meets Neo4j

Last weekend a few of the Neo4j team travelled to Berlin to attend the first GraphQL Europe conference. GraphQL is a Facebook invented data query language that provides an alternative to REST web service architectures.

The GraphQL Community Graph powered by a Neo4j integration

Will and Michael wrote a detailed post with their experiences of the conference and the GraphQL hackathon that we ran during the conference.

If you’re interested in learning more, take a look at the GraphQL Community Graph – a Neo4j backed GraphQL API that lets you find out what’s been happening on twitter, GitHub, and more.

From The Knowledge Base

This week from the Neo4j Knowledge Base we have a tip for suspending and reactivating users, which comes in handy if you’re in ‘maintenance mode’ and want to keep the database up and running but restrict access to certain users.

Next Week

What’s happening next week in the world of graph databases?

Tweet of the Week

My favourite tweet this week was by Gianna Grün:

Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Mark