Java SIG: What Solr is and ways to use it
Search is a critical part of any website these days, and you want it to be quick to implement, high performance and scalable. Apache Solr provides all three features. It's an easy to setup, fast text search server based on Apache Lucene. And it includes replication features to scale to large numbers of users.
The talk will cover what Solr is, and ways to use it. For the second half, we'll walk through the steps needed to bring a Solr installation up, and ways to tune and modify it once it's running.
Tom Hill founded the SDForum JavaSIG ten years ago as a way of forcing himself to learn Java. It worked. Since then he's worked mostly in Java while consulting and at several startups. Most recently, he implemented the search infrastructure for Zvents.com, using Apache's Solr. He's currently fascinated by the potential applications of computing clouds like Amazon's EC2.
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA 94105
6:30-7:00 Doors open. Networking.
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required