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Practical Neo4j by Gregory Jordan

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CHAPTER 2

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Up and Running with Neo4j

This chapter covers the requirements for running Neo4j as well as the steps for installing an instance of the Neo4j database on your computer. To set you on the path to mastering data management with Neo4j, I introduce the Neo4j Browser tool and walk you through the basics of the Neo4j query language, Cypher.

Neo4j

Neo4j began its life in 2000, when Emil Eifrem, Johan Svensson, and Peter Naubauer—the creators of Neo4j—began to notice a significant amount of overhead in both the performance and work required in one of their applications. The first and most significant aspect of the overhead could be traced to ...

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