Intro to Solr and Full Text Search

  • August 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The MelbJVM user group meets the first Wednesday of every month usually meeting in the CBD. Topics cover Java and related JVM languages, frameworks and other trends on the platform.

Solr Intro

This month, we've got Alexis Hope presenting on his experiences with Solr.  Solr is a super fast 'enterprise search server' sporting a HTTP/REST/XML api and a neat little HTML front end for admin.  Its used by many enterprises including eBay, Netflix, Wikipedia and Twitter.

Alexis will discuss what Solr is, go through use cases, indexing, configuration and some cool features that come with it.  He'll also run through a demo.

Open Space

After that we'll leave the rest of the evening open to discuss new trends and technologies.

If you have anything you'd like to discuss or present please get in touch with the organisers.


Speaker Bio:

Alexis Hope has been a web developer for 7 years, and a Linux / Open Source enthusiast. He has recently become a self proclaimed a fan boy of the Apache Foundation.


Info on getting there:

Peoplebank offices are on the south-west corner of Flinders Lane and Queen St.  Doors lock at 6pm but someone from Peoplebank will be downstairs to let people in.  If when you get there, no one is present, call [masked] and we'll send someone down. We also will be having a raffle, so when you get to Level 13, there will be someone to greet you, get a nametag, and also put you in the raffle draw. For those driving in, there is $10 flat rate after hours parking on Market St, between flinders lane and flinders st.


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  • Colin

    Sorry 4 the scipy!

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Kon S.

      thats ok mate. I wish they did call it skippy!

      August 8, 2013

    • Kon S.­
      So next question, will it run on Jython?

      "No. Simply put, Jython runs on top of the Java Virtual Machine and has no way to interface with extensions written in C for the standard Python (CPython) interpreter."

      Yeah I see what you are doing there ;-) This is getting very ruby like

      (ps sorry for the half comment post)

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, thanks for the opportunity to speak last night. It was my first time presenting. In my haste I forgot to mention I'd be happy to talk Solr or search with anyone who may have more questions. Perhaps over a beer. If you have more questions drop me a line on[masked] or [masked]

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Colin

      You did good, maybe add in a solr overview diagram, and yell at us like a army sarge!

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Arran U.

    Good turnout despite the weather.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a good intro to Solr, especially if like me you haven't used it before. I'm adding this to my list of things to investigate further.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the meeting tonight even though most of Solr was over my head. I'm really looking forward to the discussion on AWS next time.

    August 8, 2013

  • Kon S.

    Great meetup tonight. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed hosting it.
    Thanks again to Alexis, job well done. I'll post links to slides shortly.
    For those that were keen here is the link to the jboss user group which meet tomorrow night

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Ooops Tom and Kon, tried to change RSVP but missed it- not possible to change when meetup started. The photos so far look good. Wonder what I missed....

    August 7, 2013

  • vinay

    stuck in rain might not attend.. plz allow someone who can .. thanks :)

    August 7, 2013

  • Mark A.

    Attn: Organisers - did one of you kill my post? What was the issue? I didn't see any rules :(

    August 7, 2013

    • Tom B.

      Yea, sorry Mark, that was me. See you later tonight

      August 7, 2013

  • Tirumala

    Currently not working any where. I cannot get my icard. will meet up in another meeting.. sorry for late reply. Thanks

    August 7, 2013

  • Lachlan O.

    Damn winter colds!!

    August 7, 2013

  • Zaki

    Sorry guys.... Today is last day for Eid shopping and I am yet to do mine....

    August 7, 2013

  • Zaki

    Sorry guys.... Today is last day for Eid shopping and I am yet to do mine....

    August 7, 2013

  • Tirumala

    I am participating, first time for me. Thank you.

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first time. Be gentle with me.

    August 5, 2013

    • Kon S.

      Welcome Ron! (and welcome to all new members)

      August 5, 2013

    • Kon S.

      ... We kick off with networking drinks at the start of each meetup, its a good way to meet each other. Our members come from all levels of experience and different programming backgrounds. I hope you all enjoy.

      August 5, 2013

  • Tirumala

    I am coming..

    August 5, 2013

  • Greg C.

    Have been looking at a number of Search techs and would like some more info on Solr

    August 5, 2013

  • Spenser K.

    I'll be there.

    August 2, 2013

  • Ehteshamul H.

    I shall be there in time.

    August 1, 2013

  • Geoff P.

    Back home from the US and looking forward to meeting folks and chatting about all things Java.

    August 1, 2013

  • vijitha

    I'm a Java developer

    August 1, 2013

  • Rob P.

    Can't come - my sons' birthday...

    July 30, 2013

  • Deepali S.

    Looking forward for this meetup.

    July 16, 2013

  • Adam

    Last night was my first attendance at the Java & JVM Users Group meetup and I enjoyed it so much that I am looking forward to attending again :)

    2 · July 4, 2013

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