Christian Morgner
07. October 2016
Announcement, Structr, Documentation,

Scheduled Schema Methods in Structr

I recently pushed a small change to the master branch of Structr that allows you to configure the periodic execution of StructrScript / server-side JavaScript methods in structr.conf. CronService In case you didn't know, Structr has a built-in scheduling service that can execute periodic tasks. It is configurable with a syntax very similar to the one of the UNIX crontab file, hence the name CronService. Example With this change, the CronService gains the ability to execute scripts stored in a…

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Kai Schwaiger
07. October 2016
Announcement, Structr, UI,

Automatic Resource Minification with Structr

Structr just got another useful, some would argue essential, web development feature: Minification. If you want to minify the resources for your web app to optimize performance you dont need to do this manually anymore. Structr supports minification of CSS and JavaScript resources. For this you can create files of type MinifiedCssFile or MinifiedJavaScriptFile respectively. In the properties dialogue of those files other files can be selected which should be included in the minified…

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Christian Morgner
29. September 2016
Announcement, Cypher, Neo4j, Structr,

Announcing Structr 2.1 Beta, Runs On Neo4j 3.0

We're happy to announce the release of the first beta version of the upcoming Structr 2.1, finally running on Neo4j 3.0 using the Bolt driver. Some more details about the transition are published in a blog post on neo4j.com. The new version is available in the following variations. Feel free to download and give it a try. Structr Community Edition Debian Package (any Debian-based Linux distribution) Structr Community Edition Distribution ZIP (OS X, Windows) WARNING: Please note that any…

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Axel Morgner
29. April 2016
Announcement, Structr,

Announcement: Structr 2.0.0

Back from this year's GraphConnect in London, the Structr team and I are happy to finally announce the availability of the long-awaited 2.0 GA release of Structr. Download You can download the binary distribution from https://structr.org/download and also the Debian package from Maven…

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Axel Morgner
04. March 2016
Announcement, Documentation, Structr,

Announcing the Structr Knowledge Graph

The Structr Knowledge Graph is the new one-stop resource base where all information about and around Structr are connected. Besides the official manual, you will find Getting Started articles, FAQ, guides and tutorials, as well as links to external resources like StackOverflow questions, GitHub issues, or discussion threads. The Knowledge Graph isn’t just another static content platform where information is stored once and then outdates over time. It is designed and built as a…

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Axel Morgner
14. January 2016
Announcement, Cypher, Neo4j, Structr,

New Database Abstraction API

First, the Structr team wishes everyone a Happy New Year! You might have noticed that we were a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks, not much tweeting and no new blog articles or updates on our website. Don't be worried, we were and are as productive and busy as ever, and you can see it on the amount and frequency of commits that there's a lot of development work going for our upcoming major release 2.0. Structr on Neo4j 2.3 - finally available and faster than ever You might also have…

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Christian Morgner
27. May 2015
Example, Prototyping, Structr, UI,

Submit your Structr app, get a hoodie!

The idea is simple: You submit a Structr app along with some screenshots and a short description, and if your app complies to the requirements (*, see below), we send you a Structr hoodie or a mug (you decide! :-)). All approved submissions will be presented in our newest structr.org feature: the Structr Showcase. (*) Each showcase app should at least feature a description, some screenshots, and - most importantly - the app itself as a downloadable archive, containing the db and files…

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Christian Morgner
04. May 2015
Announcement, Structr,

We're hiring!

Tomorrow morning, we will leave for GraphConnect London 2015. It's the first time that we are sponsoring the conference we attended so many times before. It's a big step for us, and we are very excited and curious of what lies ahead of us. We've come a long way, starting with the first Structr version in early 2010. Things have worked out very well for us, we won some larger projects, giving us the freedom to continue to work on the project we love. There's so much to do, so many opportunities…

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Axel Morgner
11. February 2015
Neo4j, Structr, Prototyping,

Prototyping Web Apps with Structr and Neo4j

At this Januar's Neo4j meetup in Amsterdam, I gave a talk about prototyping web applications with Structr. This time, the special task was to use an existing Neo4j database which was populated with some test data generated during the previous meetup with GraphGen, a very useful graph generation tool made by Christophe Willemsen. You can read the details in Rik's great blog post: Prototyping a Graph Database. Due to slow WiFi network it was not possible for everyone to download and…

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Axel Morgner
15. December 2014
Example, Neo4j, REST, Document Database,

Create Graph Structures from deeply nested JSON Documents

Recently, we did some tests with the current Structr version to see how well Structr can handle deeply nested JSON documents to create graph structures in Neo4j. We found out that it worked quite well up to the second level of object nesting, and only if new objects referenced existing objects either by their UUID or by a scalar value, if the corresponding mapping was defined in the schema. When it comes to attributes of nested objects being referenced by more complex values, like collections…

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