Join us for a free technical webinar
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST

Download the slides and view the archived webcast here

The open source Apache Solr open source search engine provides powerful, versatile search application development technology so you to take full control of your search needs. Solr’s rich interfaces and convenient server packaging of the underlying Apache Lucene search libraries into web service interfaces, and near limitless customizability let you take control of your search. From e-commerce to content management and endless variations in between, Solr is the right tool at the right time to turn ever growing volume and variety of data and documents to the advantage of your business.

In this introductory technical presentation, renowned search expert Mark Bennett, CTO of Search Consultancy New Idea Engineering, will present practical tips and examples that web application developers can use to quickly get productive with Solr, including:

  • Working with the “web command line” and controlling your inputs and outputs
  • Understanding the DISMAX parser
  • Using the Explain output to tune your results relevance
  • Using the Schema browser

You may download the slides and view the archived webcast here

About the presenter:
Mark Bennett
CTO of Search Consultancy New Idea Engineering
Mr. Bennett is a founder of New Idea Engineering, Inc. and was also founded and served as CTO of Searchbutton, Inc. Prior to NIE and Searchbutton, Mr. Bennett was he was responsible for on-line and Internet support at Verity, Inc. He blogs at enterprisesearchblog.com. New Idea Engineering is a Lucid Imagination Search Development Partner; they are a vendor-neutral professional services organization and have deep expertise with all of the leading open source engines.