What’s Next? Learn Dgraph with the Getting-Started Blog Series

We are excited to announce that the “Get Started with Dgraph” of our documentation site now includes the episodes from our getting started blog series.

This blog series consists of various tutorials that are helpful for both beginners and intermediates to get started with Dgraph and to understand the product functionalities better.

At the time of writing, we’ve published six tutorial episodes, and you can find all of them on the docs. We will add new episodes as they’re available.

In this announcement post, we’d like to give you a quick look at the available episodes and feel free to dive in further if any of them interests you.

Brief Overview of the Tutorials

Tutorial #1 - Introduction

The first tutorial introduces you to Dgraph and its basic concepts. These include running Dgraph using docker, concepts like nodes and edges, ratel UI, and graphql+- query.

Explanation of a graphql+- query

Tutorial #2 - Basic Operations

The second tutorial takes you through the CRUD operations using node UIDs. We also learn about adding and traversing the edges.

Traversing the edge

Tutorial #3 - Basic Types and Operations on them

The third tutorial is about basic types in Dgraph and the various operations that you can use. These operations include indexing, filtering, querying for predicates, and return reverse edge traversing.

Basic Types in a schema

Tutorial #4 - Multi-Language Strings

The fourth tutorial is about language tags and using them to build multi-lingual apps on Dgraph.

language string

Tutorial #5 - String Indices and Modeling Tweet Graph

The fifth tutorial is about modeling and searching a social graph like facebook or twitter on Dgraph. In this tutorial, we model tweets in Dgraph and find your favorite tweets using string querying and search capabilities.

A sample Tweet

Tutorial #6 - Advanced Text Search on Social Graphs

The sixth tutorial is about full-text search and regular expression search on social graphs built in the fifth tutorial.

Full-text search

Regular Expression search

Closing Notes

With the introduction of the tutorial series to the documentation site, we want to bring you a more comprehensive “get-started” experience with Dgraph. Moreover, the tutorial contents will be actively maintained and kept up to date with the latest version of  Dgraph.

But if you prefer the older version of the “Get started with Dgraph” page, you can still access it from the notice text that is on the top of the current version page or from here.

We will release more tutorials of the getting started series in the future, so stay tuned. Till then, happy Graphing!

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