You know the drill – prototype, code, test, docs. The last part of the chain is either omitted or will rot in Wikis and manuals. At Neo4j, we made the painful switch from wiki-hell to a totally code – backed manual that is driven by unit tests, a documentation toolchain and part of our build artifacts. Graph images, code snippets, live REST calls and everything. And still not getting in the way of the developers. We are now writing test code that is fit for publishing as blog links to parts of the manual. And developers are looking at the manual to see if the tests make sense. Want that? Hell yeah
Peter is co-founder of a number of popular Open Source projects such as Neo4j, Tinkerpop, OPS4J and Qi4j. Peter loves connecting things, writing novel prototypes and throwing together new ideas and projects around graphs and society-scale innovation. Right now, Peter is concentrating on turning Open Source projects into profitable enterprises at Neo Technology, the company sponsoring the development of Neo4j, the Graph Database. Also, Peter is a Mentor helping startups at Startupbootcamp Copenhagen and organizing events like http://www.thoughtmade.com and TEDx Öresund.
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