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Building Neo4j Applications with Node.js

Course Description

In this course, we walk through the steps to integrate Neo4j into your Node.js projects.

We will follow the steps to create an instance of the Neo4j JavaScript Driver, learn how to use sessions and transactions, and use that knowledge to replace hardcoded API responses with data from a Neo4j Sandbox instance.

The project also serves a pre-built Single Page Application (SPA) that calls the API. As you work through the course, you will replace the hardcoded API responses with data from Neo4j.

The course automatically creates a new recommendations sandbox within Neo4j Sandbox that you will use throughout the course.

We also offer the abridged Building Neo4j Applications with TypeScript course that teaches you how to use the type-checking features of the Neo4j JavaScript driver.

Prerequisites

By taking this course, we assume you have a working knowledge of JavaScript, NPM and the Node.js ecosystem. We also assume that you have at least a basic understanding of Neo4j.

If you haven’t already done so, we recommend that you also take the Neo4j Fundamentals course to gain a basic understanding of Neo4j and the Cypher Fundamentals to understand how to query Neo4j using Cypher.

Code Challenges with GitPod

The challenges in this course use a service called GitPod to issue code challenges. To use GitPod you must sign in with your GitLab, GitHub or Bitbucket account.

Duration

8 hours

What you will learn

  • The lifecycle of the Neo4j Driver and how it relates to your application

  • How to install and instantiate the Neo4j JavaScript Driver to your Node.js project

  • How Read and Write transactions work with Neo4j

  • Best practices on how to use Neo4j within your Node.js project.

Get Support

If you find yourself stuck at any stage then our friendly community will be happy to help. You can reach out for help on the Neo4j Community Site, or head over to the Neo4j Discord server for real-time discussions.

Feedback

If you have any comments or feedback on this course you can email us on graphacademy@neo4j.com.

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