What if you could design a database on paper, and translate that design directly into your application without having to make any changes? What if you could sit down and design that database with a product owner or business analyst, and they could understand that design without any training? That's the future that graph databases has to offer.
In this talk, Stuart will walk you through a real-life graph database that powers one of his client's sites. He'll show you how he built it in Neo4J, how to query it using CYPHER - Neo4J's query language and secret weapon - and how to hook it all up to a PHP web-app.
Presented at PHPEm on 5th April 2018.