For many years, Enforme used Google Search Appliance (GSA) and then later Google’s Custom Search Engine (CSE) to power search features, but when CSE began to require showing ads alongside search results, Enforme’s customers demanded a change. The team at Enforme was given a two-month deadline to switch its search tool. Tim DeFoggi, CTO, had worked with the popular search technology Apache Solr in the past and knew it was powerful, but with two months to complete the project, the amount of time it would take to develop a sufficient Solr app would push them well past the deadline. Enforme needed a development framework to make Solr development faster and easier.
Did they make the deadline? Read on.