Thank you for purchasing the MEAP for Graph Databases in Action.
Though cliché, the motivation behind this book is to write the book that I wish had existed when I started working with graph databases. Though there is a large amount of information available on the web about graph databases, it tends to be either very rudimentary or extremely advanced. What’s lacking is information to help people go from just getting started with graph databases to being proficient in the practical aspects of building applications with them. This is the void that I am looking to fill with this book.
My approach to teaching graph databases is to draw on the familiar concepts of relational databases for comparison, so having a background in data modeling and querying relational databases is suggested. To make the most of this book you will also need to be familiar with building out Java applications on top of relational database systems.