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What is the Neo4j GraphGist Project?
This article introduces the GraphGist project and guides the reader through the process of creating and submitting a simple GraphGist.
You should have a good understanding of the Neo4j’s property graph data model. It is also helpful to know a bit about the Cypher query language.
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. They are very helpful to share knowledge among the Neo4j community and help developers and others within your own organization by showing real-life solutions.
These documents are written in a simple, textual markup language (AsciiDoc) and are rendered in your browser as rich and interactive web pages that you can quickly evolve by 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:
- Finance Bank Fraud Detection by @kennybastani
- Sports Alpine Skiing seasons by @pac_19
- Life Science Pharmaceutical Drugs and their Targets by @joshkunken
- Resources Piping Water by @shaundaley1
- Retail Single Malt Scotch Whisky by @patbaumgartner
- Telecommunications Amazon Web Services Global Infrastructure Graph by @aidanjcasey
- Infrastructure Roads, Nodes and Automobiles by @tekiegirl
- Recommendation Movie Recommendations with k-NN and Cosine Similarity by @_nicolemargaret
- Fun Chess Games and Positions by @wefreema
- Many more examples can be found in the GraphGist Collection
More information on getting started building your own GraphGist is available on the GraphGist Portal.