• Lead Developer @ Futrli - we’re hiring • I co-organise pyBelfast, BelfastRuby and BelfastElixir • I’ll try and behave and not curse… • You can ﬁnd me on the inter web on most things as @swmcc apart from twitter!
I don’t mean “Fuck the jvm” • It is an incendiary title • I ﬁnd graph databases interesting/fun • I don’t want to have to learn a new language to play with something • Python has a nice eco system around it for neo4j • Standing on others shoulders - Grant Dickerson
& relationships (edges) • Completely different paradigm from relationship databases • It focuses on the relationships between values and commonalities among a ‘set’ of values • Designed to treat the relationships between the data as equally important to the data itself • Intended to hold data without constricting it to a pre- deﬁned model
things of different types in a systematic way. • Encodes knowledge arranged in a network of nodes and links rather than tables of rows and columns • Grow a semantic network of facts about “things” and can use it for data integration, knowledge discovery, and in-depth analyses.
neo4j • Based on pattern matching and a SQL-like syntax • …. when I was doing this before I didn’t use it much • I used Gremlin • DSL for Groovy • Wanted to use either ruby or python for an idea I’ve had since 2013
ruby in 2013 • It didn’t go well, as you can imagine. • There were libraries but most weren’t ﬁt for purpose • Reason that I went to Groovy • However its now 2019 and there is a very well supported “ofﬁcial” packages for python • Neo4j-python-driver • https://github.com/neo4j-examples/movies-python-bolt • Py2neo • https://py2neo.org/v4/
day to day to work: • Not taking a section of a monolith and making a ‘micro service’ out of it • Not creating an API so that a front end can use it and display information • Nothing at all to do with my work • It is FUCKING FUN (for me at least).