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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 ......

Another day, another blog post update

Gist: https://gist.github.com/csk... I know! Another question on StackOverflow leads to yet another blog post being updated to use the newer Neo4jClient. So here goes: Darko Micics has written a post about using Neo4jClient with C#.Net, and a question has arisen on StackOverflow asking about how to (in effect) do this in the new version of the Neo4JClient – the version where ‘CreateRelationship’ et al have been marked as obsolete. Luckily, this is a pretty simple (twitter-ish) data set ......

Using Neo4j with F# – Cypher 2.0

There’s an excellent post by Sergey Tihon about using Neo4j with F#, written back in March, before Neo4j began the progression into Cypher 2.0. (Gist for this here: https://gist.github.com/csk... Some of the benefits of the newer Neo4jClient versions are the general move away from using Node / NodeReferences and going for a more consistent Cypher only approach, so I’ve updated the code by Sergey to use the 2.0 stuff (as part of the process of answering this StackOverflow question). BTW: ......

Extending Blend for Visual Studio 2013

So, I got a comment yesterday on my post about Extending Blend 4 and Blend for Visual Studio 2012 asking if I knew how to get it working for Blend for Visual Studio 2013.. My initial thoughts were, just change the location to get the blend dlls from Visual Studio 11.0 to 12.0 and you’re all set, so I went to do that, only to discover that the dlls I normally reference, well – they don’t exist. So… I’ve made a presumption that the actual process of using MEF etc is still the same. I was wrong. So, ......

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 ......

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