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Beginning Neo4j by Chris Kemper

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CHAPTER 2

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Getting to Know Neo4j

Now that we’ve been over the theory of the various types of database, and even had a bit of a history lesson on the origins of graph theory, it’s time to get into the good stuff, Neo4j. This chapter will give you a full overview on Neo4j, how it works, who’s using it, and of course, why you should be using it. To kick things off, let’s get a bit of information about Neo4j, and have a look at why you should be using it.

Neo4j is an open-source project, backed by Neo Technology which started back in 2003, with the application being publicly available since 2007. You can install Neo4j on Windows, OS X, or Linux so ...

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