Thursday 29 May 2014

Dem-O Bones

** UPDATE: I wrote a GraphGist to complement this post as well.

I had so much fun at the Graph Pub tonight in London. It was amazing. Lots of wonderful talks there, and I got to finish it of with my personal Graph Playlist and a LIVE! demo of Dem Bones. Graphs are awesome, and Graphs About Music are even more awesome, at least in my book.

So here is the Graph Playlist for you to contribute to:

Please add it to your Spotify account, if you have one, and start adding songs. Would not mind a #graphplaylist tweet if you do!

Then of course, there was my interpretation of Dem Bones, in a Neo4j database. Here's a little video of it:

You can create the dataset yourself using this gist, and you can query it using the queries in this gist over here

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed creating it.



Monday 26 May 2014

Lovely Linkfest, part 2

Here are some of the links that I gathered in the past week. Some of them are quite lovely, worth cherishing.

May 16, 2014 at 02:21PMNeo4j is great for pattern matching. Many Fraud cases are complex patterns of intricate transactions/behaviours. Neo4j helps uncover those.
May 16, 2014 at 05:05PMSpring Data Neo4j is a great Object-to-Graph mapping tool. Here's a great experience of how to use it with the new versions.
May 16, 2014 at 09:03PMAxel Morgner talks about stability and Neo4j from his personal experience in the past 4 years, working on Structr among other things. Pretty impressive.
May 17, 2014 at 05:18PMNetwork versioning is a fascinating and complicated problem to solve. Many clients have been trying different solutions - here's another cool solution from Tom Zeppenfeldt.
May 19, 2014 at 12:26PMIdentifying the important nodes in a social network is interesting. This is an easy metric that you could apply.
May 20, 2014 at 01:22PMJim Webber is talking this week in London. Be there!
May 20, 2014 at 11:10PMSmall Business, Logistics and Graph Databases. We wrote about it.
May 21, 2014 at 06:30PMGraph Pubs are always great events to look forward to. So I am.
May 22, 2014 at 12:27PMMany people use Neo4j for great use cases, but this is probably one of the more important ones. Combatting Cancer with fascinating data tech, including Neo4j, of course.
May 23, 2014 at 10:44AMMichal's old Neo4j talk still is a good watch.
May 23, 2014 at 07:15PMNothing to do with Neo4j, but combatting hangovers is important too!
May 25, 2014 at 10:46PMMark writing about the new UNWIND command in Cypher. Very good.
Hope you like them as much as I did.



Friday 16 May 2014

IFTTT: my graphy Twitter Links for the week

I recently started to use IFTTT for a number of nice little automations in my personal and professional life. But this week I want to share one of the results that I have been wanting to have for the longest time. Basically, it's about summarizing and archiving all of the nice things that I see and share on Twitter - and bringing those together a week at a time. It almost becomes like an automated newletter :) ...

How I did this?I created a new IFTTT recipe that basically archives all my links to a Google Spreadsheet. This is what it looks like:
In the red part is the part that IFTTT delivers, and then in the green part I basically
  • Calculate a hyperlink
  • Add some remarks to the links
So here they are: my graphy tweetlinks for this week:

May 13, 2014 at 08:41AMGreat site by Davy Suvee of Datablend. They did analysis of all of the Belgian Parties party programmes for the May 25th elections, and match the words in the program to their tweets. Do the tweet about the words in their programme?
May 13, 2014 at 03:24PMVersioning of graphs can be really hard. Ian explains how you can do it, by separating Structure from State. Very thoughtful.
May 13, 2014 at 05:33PMShort overview of current Graph Visualization technologies. Interesting.
May 14, 2014 at 10:38AMSpeaking at this event next month. Should be great. Graphs are a great match for the Internet of Things.
May 14, 2014 at 10:41AMCool example using a cool product. They do a good job!
May 14, 2014 at 11:58AMProbably my highlight of the week. Thoroughly enjoyed this video, full of multi-layered one-liners that will be difficult to forget.
May 14, 2014 at 10:49PMOne of the most absurd sites I know went down a few weeks ago, and now is back up. The world is a better place for it.
May 14, 2014 at 10:56PMMy colleagues are the best!
May 14, 2014 at 11:33PMI loved this visualization - nothing related to graphs immediately, other than that the Graph of Love is taking the world by storm.
May 15, 2014 at 10:29AMGephi is great, and it is even great that it is supporting Neo4j 2.x now. Labels ftw!
May 15, 2014 at 10:48AMNoone in Europe seems to know Tom Sawyer - and that probably needs to change!
May 15, 2014 at 10:25PMKeylines is well known here in Europe - and their support for neo4j 2.x labels looks awesome.
May 15, 2014 at 10:34PMVery interesting experiment on how the facebook graph "could" (or could not) be working.
May 16, 2014 at 08:56AMFantastic work by the GraphAlchemist team on the IoT stuff. Will be using that next month!
May 16, 2014 at 10:50AMPathfinding is one of the key use cases for neo4j. This 4-part explains how it works internally.

Hope this is useful in some way :) - I certainly enjoy using IFTTT now...