29 April 2015
At Mingle, we’re always trying to learn new things and expand our skill sets. Mingle developer extraordinaire Wang Pengchao (we call him WPC) recently gave us all a tutorial on Neo4j and we wanted to share it so you can also gain new skills.
In case you haven’t worked with it, Neo4j is a very popular, open-source graph database implemented in Java.
WPC gave a nice introduction to the program, and shared a “friend-of-a-friend” example from Neo4j to explain how it can use known relationships to predict who is likely to be friends with or know one another. A different example by Nicole White—which WPC got to in the slides but not in his presentation—demonstrated how logs of delayed flights can be used to estimate the average wait for a taxi at airports. Pretty cool stuff!
See the slides and video above to learn more.