The Story of GraphGen

Posted by Michael Hunger on Nov 1, 2014 in community, development, neo4j

This is the story behind the really useful and ingenious Neo4j example graph data generator developed by Christophe Willemsen.

I don’t just want to show you the tool but also tell the story how it came to be.

First of all: The Neo4j Community is awesome.
There are so many enthusiastic and creative people, that it is often [...]


On Importing Data into Neo4j (Blog Series)

Posted by Michael Hunger on May 25, 2013 in development, neo4j

Being able to run interesting queries against a graph database like Neo4j requires the data to be in there in the first place. As many users have questions in this area, I thought a series on importing data into Neo4j would be helpful to get started. This series covers both importing small and moderate data [...]


On Streaming Cypher

Posted by Michael Hunger on Apr 13, 2012 in development, java, neo4j

After being annoyed for a long time about the Neo4j REST protocol performance I decided to have a look at streaming JSON last night. It seemed simple enough.
Today Peter pushed me to continue through and use the Lab day for finishing the lab-project.
So I started to create a server-extension project that does 2 things differently. [...]


Keynote at 4developers: The Game Of Life – Java‘s Siblings and Heirs are populating the Ecosystem

Posted by Michael Hunger on Mar 29, 2010 in code, development, java, programming languages

I was invited to give a keynote talk at the 4developers conference in Poznan, Poland.

I’d liked to talk about the Java.next programming languages on the JVM and polyglot programming. When pondering how to address this issue, two things came into my mind.


On Coloring Lego – Print your own

Posted by Michael Hunger on Sep 17, 2008 in code, development

I thought about extending Lego Time Tracking to a kind of Agile story and task management. There you take the time estimated for the task and put that many bricks of the color assigned to the task away to a central location where it is clearly visible (area of stacked bricks). Everyone contributing to the [...]



On Boosting My IDE(A) – Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA is fast again

Posted by Michael Hunger on Aug 7, 2008 in development, java

Performance Problems
After struggling for some time with the performance problems with recent IDEA versions on my clients workstations, I’ve finally found a solution. After upgrading from version five the performance of IDEA began to degrade.
I had many hangs and a general sluggish feel.



On Finding The Anykey

Posted by Michael Hunger on Aug 4, 2008 in development, fun

Finally I’ve found it: The mysterious “Anykey” is living under the strange name of “QuickFix” in your IDE of choice.

Pressing Alt+Enter (Cmd+Enter) in Intellij IDEA or Ctrl+1 in Eclipse enables you to program on a “per example” basis. You can do
introduction of variables, fields, classes,
changing method signatures
completing structure
surrounding code with live template
importing dependencies
and much [...]



On LEGO Powered Time-Tracking; My Daily Column

Posted by Michael Hunger on Aug 1, 2008 in development, fun, lego

I’ve had troubles with time tracking my worktime for all the years. I always found this to be a tedious burden and inconvenience. So one morning in my blue hour (reading in a cafe before work) I spent the time pondering the alternatives.
I started listing software and realworld solutions to timetracking that are possible and [...]



On “The Productive Programmer” by Neal Ford

Posted by Michael Hunger on Jul 28, 2008 in code, development

I’ve been reading Neal’s blog for a while. So I’ve been looking forward to the book. (I even accidentally ordered it twice – one was the pre-buy at amazon, which I forgot about).
I spend the last two days reading the book and found it quite helpful. There are a lot of concrete tips and [...]


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