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New Nuget Package for Neo4j Users - Neo4jClient.Extension

The defacto standard for .net users of Neo4j is the Neo4jClient nuget package, if you don’t have that, you’re basically rolling your own connection code, in some cases you might need to, but most of the time, the client will work well. Today I was adding Neo4jClient to a new project, and searched via the Nuget package UI and up popped Neo4jClient.Extension, so, I went to the github repo, read the .md file and thought - I’ll download that bad boy and give it a go. The general gist is to be able to ......

CdnFallbackExpression for JQuery, JQuery.UI, Modernizr and Bootstrap

So, like a total chump, I didn’t really understand what the CdnFallbackExpression on a Bundle actually meant. It didn’t help that pretty much every example you find online shows you what to write for jQuery, but nothing else. With Tournr, I want to use CDN’s where I can for obvious reasons – and so I dutifully tried the jQuery example: var bundle = new Bundle("~/Scripts/jQuery").... bundle.CdnFallbackExpression = "window.jQuery"; bundle.CdnPath = "https://ajax.aspnetcdn.com... ......

BrowserStack Visual Studio 2013 Extension

So, if you download the extension from Visual Studio Gallery (here) you’ll find it won’t install into VS 2013, but it’s easy to fix. Open up your downloaded file using your preferred zip solution (7zip in my case), edit the extension.vsixmanifest file, and change the following lines from: <Installation InstalledByMsi="false" AllUsers="true"> <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.... /> <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.... /> ......

Neo4jClient with LinqPad

Quite often I want to just try out some code, usually useful when answering a question on StackOverflow, but typically these don’t require a full solution, and it’s a bit heavy handed to whip out Visual Studio for a simple create / match query, so what about LinqPad? One of the most awesome tools for a .NET developer (if you haven’t got it, you should get it). I’m going to assume a few things here: You have got Neo4j running and know the url (if you’ve changed it) You have downloaded and installed ......

Comprehensive redesigns

So, last night I realised that I’d made some bad decisions with the database, structure and naming, so… I’ve now refactored it all, and I’m feeling… hmmm… meh about it. I suspect I will redo it all later, but for now it will do…. I’ve also come to the conclusion that I was maybe trying too much for the initial release, so as a consequence I have removed one part of the project… (which, by-the-by, I intend to have published in a month or so – and yes Andy, that is one month longer than I mentioned ......

Icon Editing

Finally nearing the release of the app I’ve been working on for a little while now, and we near the final polishing points – Icons etc and a problem with the VS2008 icon editor… The problem being that VS2008 seems to have settings of 4bit icons only… To the rescue comes Paint.NET and the Icon/Cursor Plug-in (both FREE).. This allows you to edit icon files properly, save in 32bit up to 256x256 (which is probably gonna be big enough :)) It’s pretty simple to use – to the effect that I managed to create ......

Ninjecting Neo4jClient into MVC5/4/3

First, create your new MVC project (or load your existing one!) Then add the Ninject.MVC nuget package: We’ll also want the Neo4jClient package Now we have those two, we can hook it up, first off we need to tell Ninject how to bind to Neo4jClient, I use a Module for this, so add this class to your project (usually I have them in a sub-folder called ‘Modules’ in the App_Start folder – but it can be anywhere):public class Neo4jModule : NinjectModule { /// <summary>Loads the module into the kernel.</summary> ......

Writing Neo4j Console

So, Neo4j Console is now open sourced at: https://github.com/tournr/n... feel free to branch, fix, edit whatever and issue pull requests, or even just have a gander and code review :) I thought I’d write some notes on what I’ve done and why. Let’s split it into 2 main areas, UI and Backend. The UI Extremely simple WPF front end – I mean – it’s only got 3 text boxes! If I’m honest, it’s not what I want – I want to create a console window like the F# console, something which really does act ......

The Neo4j 1.9 to 2.0 Upgrade

So, with Neo4j 2.0 on the near horizon (RC1 out), it seemed appropriate to upgrade all my current codebase from 1.9 to 2.0. Generally, as a rule of thumb, the conversion has been pretty smooth, there are some pre-2.0 gaffs I’ve made which have made it slightly harder than it needed to be – but the ability to use 1.9 cypher in 2.0 db is incredibly useful. So – I’m (as you can probably tell) a .NET developer, which means I use the excellent neo4jclient to perform pretty much all of my interaction with ......

Neo4j Console

Hey Hey Super Early adopters, if you’re using Neo4j and you’re a Visual Studio developer (which probably means I’ve just lot 99% of the audience :)) please try Neo4j Console, it’s an extension for Visual Studio 2013 that allows you to make calls to your local (or remote) server instance of Neo4j. So, once you’ve downloaded it – the question I guess is HOW DO I USE THAT!!!?? Opening It Once installed, it finds itself in the ‘View->Other Windows’ menu, it’s called ‘Neo4j Console’, just like the ......

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