As we countdown to the annual Lucene/Solr Revolution conference in Boston this October, we’re highlighting talks and sessions from past conferences. Today, we’re highlighting a talk from the newest Solr committer, Alexandre Rafalovitch. Alexandre will also be presenting at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2016.

Solr is too big of a product to troubleshoot as if it were a black box or by random tests. Fortunately, there is a way to use Solr’s API, logs, specific queries, and even source code to iteratively narrow a problem definition to something concrete and fixable. Solr already has most of the tools for good troubleshooting, but they are not positioned or documented as such. Additionally, there are various operating system tools that can be used for troubleshooting Solr. This talk provides viewers with the mental model and practical tools to become better troubleshooters with their own Solr projects.

Alexandre is a full-stack IT specialist with more than 20 years of industry and non-profit experience, including in Java, C# and HTML/CSS/JavaScript. He develops projects on Windows, Mac and Linux. His current focus is a consultancy specialized on popularizing Apache Solr. Alex has written one book about Solr already (Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to). He has presented at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2014 and 2015, as well as multiple times at JavaOne and various smaller venues. Alexandre became an Apache Lucene/Solr committer in August 2016.

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