One of the benefits of using Neo4j is being able to extend the database through the use of Java-based plugins and extensions. Neo4j plugins are the quickest and most reliable way to add or create additional capability for the REST API and to add new functionality to your graph-based applications. Plugins can extend the functionality that already exists within nodes and relationships and can do so while ensuring the integrity of upgrades to the database.
This chapter examines the process for creating a plugin development environment. It shows you how to create your first plugin and how to build a security-based plugin ...