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Visualization of Lucene segment merges

Lucene guru Mike McCandless just released on his blog an impressive piece of work visualizing how Lucene MergePolicy really works through a series of YouTube videos. He feeds Solr with a 10Gb Wikipedia dump and also some random add/delete data … Continue reading

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Live Solr chat support?

Ever needed an urgent answer to some Solr/Lucene question? Haven’t got a support contract and someone to call yet? I assume you’re already on the mailing lists and know about that channel. But wiat many people do not know is … Continue reading

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Turbulent Java times

Times have been turbulent in the Java camp since Oracle took over Sun, trying to make Java a less open specification. Well, now the Apache Software Foundation has made real their promise to leave the JCP EC if Oracle continued … Continue reading

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The Solr distros are coming

Open Source Search is gaining more and more traction. First you had Lucene (2001), giving great search for programmers. Then we got Solr (2006) making search accessible for non programmers, but a certain level of expertise is still needed. And then … Continue reading

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The first real FAST Search book

Over due by several years, Wrox just published a book about Microsoft Enterprise Search, including the different FAST flavours. Bravo! You can ask how all the users of FAST technology could have managed for so many years without some public … Continue reading

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