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Thursday, October 18 • 11:20am - 12:00pm
SolrJ: Power and Pitfalls

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Anyone building a non-trivial search application needs a client for making requests to Solr. SolrJ is the community supported answer to that demand, and is the most complete Solr client currently available. Knowing how to use it effectively is crucial to unlocking Solr’s potential at your company. This talk will be a technical deep-dive on this often overlooked part of Solr, covering its history (briefly), current state, and future direction. Listeners will hear answers to questions like:

- What’s included in SolrJ?
- Where does it shine, and where does it fall short?
- What APIs and options does SolrJ support? Which ones still need coverage?
- What best practices are there for using SolrJ?
- How does SolrJ measure up against other clients out there?
- What’s changed in SolrJ recently, and what directions will SolrJ likely be heading in the future?

This talk aims to have something for attendees of all experience levels. Beginners will leave knowing enough to create a simple search app using SolrJ. Intermediate users should learn some tips for debugging SolrJ applications, and some common problem areas. Advanced users will leave knowing how to contribute back to SolrJ, improving it for future users.

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Jason Gerlowski

Solr Integration Engineer, Lucidworks
Jason has been working on Search since 2013 through projects at Vivisimo, IBM Watson, and at Lucidworks.  He began working on Apache Solr in 2015 and was designated a Lucene/Solr committer this past year.  He currently works for Lucidworks where he's excited about making Solr easier... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 11:20am - 12:00pm EDT
Drummond West