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This is an entry for the Neo4j Heroku Challenge( and is a template for Grails with Neo4j and D3.js web applications. The app models flavor affinity between various ingredients in a graph and demonstrates features of the Neo4J REST API.


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Deploying Locally

  • Set up Grails 2.0
  • Set up neo4j 1.6
  • > git clone
  • Edit flavorwocky/grails-app/conf/Config.groovy and point to your local neo4j server e.g. "http://localhost:7474/db/data"
  • Make sure your local neo4j server is running
  • >cd flavorwocky
  • >grails run-app
  • Launch the app in your browser (e.g. http://localhost:8080/flavorwocky/)

Deploying on Heroku

  • > git clone
  • > cd flavorwocky
  • > heroku login
  • > heroku create --stack cedar
  • > heroku addons:add neo4j
  • > heroku addons:open neo4j
  • Copy your neo4J REST-URL, login and password
  • Edit flavorwocky/grails-app/conf/Config.groovy and update the values obtained above for, and
  • > git push heroku master
  • Go to your browser and try it out!
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