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Hibernate Search 5: Adding Full-Text Query Super-Powers to Your JPA!

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by Sanne Grinovero- Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat

Please note that to secure your place you have to register at the London JBUG Registration Page (


With the searchbox being the primary user interaction element for any modern application, the requirement to provide a responsive and smart search engine is becoming a primary concern for many developers. Users and product managers alike are accustomed to the web experience as provided by websites such as Google and Amazon, and will expect or demand the same experience when using your new service.

With the right tool it doesn't have to be complex - you just have to be familiar with the subject and anticipate this new form of requirements!

Hibernate Search is a popular extension of the Hibernate ORM library which integrates Apache Lucene indexing and search capabilities into the traditional Hibernate domain model.

In this talk Sanne will explain what Lucene can do for you, and show how to introduce the technology into an existing JPA/Hibernate based application.

We'll also look at the novelties of the freshly released Hibernate Search version 5.0, and how it integrates with other JBoss community projects such as WildFly and Infinispan.

No previous knowledge of Lucene is required; being familiar with Hibernate might be useful but is not essential.


Sanne Grinovero is one of the core developers of the popular Hibernate project, where he leads the integration with Apache Lucene known as Hibernate Search. He also contributes to the integration of Lucene with the Infinispan project, known as JBoss Data Grid, aiming to make high performance Search and NoSQL capabilities easy to use and well integrated into the mainstream Java stack. He lived in Holland, Italy, Chile, Portugal and currently hacks in London.
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18:00 - 18:15 - Welcome, Refreshments and Networking
18:15 - 18:30 - WildFly Lightning talk by Navin Surtani - Title TBC
18:30 - 20:00 - 'Hibernate Search 5 - Adding Full-text Query Super-powers to Your JPA! by Sanne Grinovero + Q&A
20:00 - 20:30 - Beer, Pizza and Networking

Please note that to secure your place you have to register at the London JBUG Registration Page (