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Ian Robinson, Author of "REST in Practice", Neo Technology

 Ian  Robinson

Ian is an engineer at Neo Technology, currently working on research and development for future versions of the Neo4j graph database. Prior to joining the engineering team, Ian served as Neo's Director of Customer Success, managing training, professional services and support, and working with customers to design and develop graph database solutions. He is a co-author of 'REST in Practice' (O'Reilly) and a contributor to 'REST: From Research to Practice' (Springer) and 'Service Design Patterns' (Addison-Wesley). He presents at conferences worldwide on REST and the graph capabilities of Neo4j, and blogs at http://iansrobinson.com

Presentation: "Test-Driven Web APIs"

Time: Wednesday 13:30 - 14:20

Location: Seacliff AB

Abstract: REST's hypermedia constraint is all about getting things done - that is, making changes to the state of an application to achieve a particular goal. Put simply, in a web-based hypermedia system, clients apply HTTP's uniform interface to operate links and forms in pursuit of their application goals.In this session we'll look at how we can develop and test discrete parts of a hypermedia-driven distributed system, both server-side resources and clients that can be guided on the fly to complete their application goals.

Training: "A Programmatic Introduction to Neo4j"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Bayview


Graph databases are a powerful member of the NOSQL family. For highly connected data, graph databases can be thousands of times faster than relational databases, making Neo4j popular for managing complex data across many domains from finance to social, and telecoms to geospatial.

This tutorial is presented as part of the GraphConnect 2012, the first Inaugural Graph Database Conference in San Francisco and collocated by QCon SF. The tutorial covers the core functionality from the Neo4j graph database, providing a mixture of theory and accompanying practical sessions to demonstrate the capabilities of graph data and the Neo4j database. Specifically attendees will learn about:

- NoSQL and Graph Database overview
- Neo4j Fundamentals and Architecture
- The Neo4j Core API
- Indexing
- Neo4j Traverser APIs
- Declarative querying with Cypher
- Graph algorithms
- Solutions architecture: using Neo4j in large systems

Each session (apart from the fundamentals and architecture) will be a mixture of a small amount of theory combined with a set of practical exercises designed to reinforce how to achieve sophisticated goals with Neo4j. The practical parts of the tutorial consist of Koan-style lessons where a specific aspect of the Neo4j stack is presented as a set of failing unit tests which participants will work to fix, gradually becoming more challenging until the attendees are capable of implementing sophisticated graph operations against Neo4j.

Attendees won't need any previous experience with Neo4j or NOSQL databases, but will require some fluency in Java, a little familiarity with a modern IDE, and a basic understanding of JUnit to help complete the lab tasks.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop with their Java IDE of choice installed