This is an experimental library for playing with an ActiveModel-charged version of the Neo4j Ruby library. The intent is to use it as a full replacement for ActiveRecord inside a Rails 3 application.
Of course you can use Neo4j as is in a Rails application, but this library uses ActiveModel to make the API and usage even closer to ActiveRecord.
Include the 'neo4j-rails' library in your Gemfile to use in your project.
gem "neo4j-rails", :git => "git://github.com/nicksieger/neo4j-rails.git"
Extend Neo4j::Model to create your model node classes.
class IceCream < Neo4j::Model property :flavour validates_presence_of :flavour end IceCream.new.valid? # => false IceCream.new(:flavour => "vanilla").valid? # => true
The library is still in early stages and is mostly a demonstration at this point. Still missing to complete the ActiveRecord API:
- Finder methods for searching for nodes
Neo4j-Rails is available under the terms of the MIT license (see LICENSE.txt for details).
However, Neo4j-Rails also depends on the Neo4j.rb library, and the MIT license does not replace or cover the licensing terms of its own library or its components.