Saturday, June 9, 2012

neo4j: Creating .NET REST API

After spending several days trying to implement some of the existing neo4j libraries for .NET without success, I've decided to create a library on my own.

Personally I prefer Cypher query language over Gremlin so I went through official neo4j documentation and started with development of REST client, based on Newtonsoft.NET.

Below is the code for adding node to index:

public string AddNodeToIndex(int nodeReference, string key, string value, string indexName)
            string response = "";
            JSONAddNodeToIndex jsonObj = new JSONAddNodeToIndex();
            jsonObj.Uri = "http://localhost:7474/db/data/node/" + nodeReference.ToString();
            jsonObj.Value = value;
            jsonObj.Key = key;

            string json = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(jsonObj);
            //index name:favorites : ttp://localhost:7474/db/data/index/node/favorites
            HttpWebRequest req = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://localhost:7474/db/data/index/node/" + indexName);
            req.Method = "POST";
            req.ContentType = "application/json";
            using (var streamWriter = new StreamWriter(req.GetRequestStream()))

            var httpResponse = (HttpWebResponse)req.GetResponse();
            using (var streamReader = new StreamReader(httpResponse.GetResponseStream()))
                var responseText = streamReader.ReadToEnd();
                response = responseText;

            return response;

Hopefully soon there will be more code clean enough to share.

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