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Lucene in Actionby Michael Mccandless
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When Lucene first hit the scene five years ago, it was nothing short ofamazing. By using this open-source, highly scalable, super-fast search engine,developers could integrate search into applications quickly and efficiently.A lot has changed since then-search has grown from a "nice-to-have" featureinto an indispensable part of most enterprise applications. Lucene now powerssearch in diverse companies including Akamai, Netflix, LinkedIn,Technorati, HotJobs, Epiphany, FedEx, Mayo Clinic, MIT, New ScientistMagazine, and many others.
Some things remain the same, though. Lucene still delivers high-performancesearch features in a disarmingly easy-to-use API. Due to its vibrant and diverseopen-source community of developers and users, Lucene is relentlessly improving,with evolutions to APIs, significant new features such as payloads, and ahuge increase (as much as 8x) in indexing speed with Lucene 2.3.
And with clear writing, reusable examples, and unmatched advice on bestpractices, Lucene in Action, Second Edition is still the definitive guide todeveloping with Lucene.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Book News Annotation:
The second edition of this comprehensive guide to Lucene provides updated information on the latest improvements to the popular and powerful open source search engine infrastructure. Lucene was developed as a small Java library for performing text searches across numerous and varied document types that are easily integrated into web and desktop applications. This volume covers the basics of Lucene including building indexes and the internal analytic process, applied uses including extensions and integration with other applications and case studies of large and powerful applications, such as LinkedIn, that use Lucene as the basis for their search capabilities. Numerous code examples support the text and access to additional online resources, including an e-book version of the text, is provided. Hatcher and Gospodnetic are the original authors of the first edition and along with McCandless are major code contributors to the Lucene project. Distributed in the US and Canada by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Lucene remains an indispensable part of most enterprise applications. This search engine now powers Web options in diverse companies, including Netflix, LinkedIn, and the Mayo Clinic. This updated edition is the definitive guide to developing with Lucene.
About the Author
Michael McCandless has been building search engines for over a decade. In 1999 he founded iPhrase, a startup providing enterprise search software written in Python and C. When IBM acquired iPhrase in 2005, he became interested to Lucene and started contributing patches, becoming a committer in 2006 and a PMC member.
Erik Hatcher, one of the original Lucene in Action authors, is a committer on the Ant, Lucene, and Tapestry open-source projects, and coauthor of Manning's award-winning Java Development with Ant.
Otis Gospodnetic is a coauthor of the first edition of Lucene in Action. He has been involved with Lucene since 2000 and is also an active member of Apache Solr, Nutch, and Mahout development teams, as well as Lucene Project Management Committee. Otis is a founder of Sematext, a software development and consulting company focused on Lucene, Solr, Nutch, and Hadoop.
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