Write powerful and efficient queries for Neo4j with Cypher, its official query language
Neo4j has been generating much interest among NoSQL database users, but utilizing Neo4j in a real-world project can be difficult compared to a traditional relational database. Cypher, a relatively simple but powerful language, allows you to focus on your domain instead of getting lost in the world of database access. As you will learn in this book, very complicated database queries can easily be expressed through Cypher.
This book is a practical, hands-on guide to designing, implementing, and querying a Neo4j database quickly and painlessly. Through a number of practical examples, this book uncovers all the behaviors that will help you to take advantage of Neo4j effectively, with tips and tricks to help you along the way. The book starts with basic clauses and patterns to perform read-only queries with Cypher. You will then learn about clauses and get some tips on using patterns to elaborate results coming from pattern matching. Next, you will master the clauses required to modify a graph. To finish off, the book covers Cypher operators and functions in detail.
What You Will Learn
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