Why Solr & Enterprise Search
For those of you that landed directly on this page, I am working on a series of post that help people “Get Started with Enterprise Search using Apache Solr”. In this post I cover one specific module. If interested in watching the course please click here: http://pluralsight.com/training/courses/TableOfContents?courseName=enterprise-search-using-apache-solr .Click here to get to the starting point: http://www.xaviermorera.com/2014/06/getting-started-with-enterprise-search-using-apache-solr/
I start my Enterprise Search Apache Solr training course by conveying my beliefs to you. I truly believe that a good search implementation can help tremendously with the adoption of your application or providing huge savings by letting your users find what they are looking for. I can even say that a Search Engine is a very straightforward and easily understood name, but maybe sometimes I think that you should have a Find Engine!
Anyway, in this module I start with why. I really hope we both are in the same lane. Immediately I tell you what I promise you will get from this course. It is a pretty powerful promise, but believe me it is true.
I promise… That in the next couple of hours I will teach you to build things that might take you weeks to learn on your own and we will create together a search experience that could cost thousands of dollars to build
And they I take you in a few minutes into some interesting topics, for example Why Enterprise Search. This might seem normal to you, but most people have no idea about search. Search is one of the most misunderstood functionalities in IT!
And then of course we touch on a bit of history of search engines, famous Solr sites so that you can see with your own eyes how the big guys really are using Solr! If they are, why shouldn’t you?
Also, Apache Solr is not alone. I have a personal opinion at this point that it is the best, but others disagree. Let’s all agree to disagree then, but in this training I will focus solely on Apache Solr.
Are you ready to watch? If so you can watch it here after you log in to Pluralsight: http://pluralsight.com/training/Player?author=xavier-morera&name=enterprise-search-apache-solr-m1&mode=live&clip=0&course=enterprise-search-using-apache-solr
Here is the table of contents for this module:
You can also go back to the main page of this series by clicking here: http://www.xaviermorera.com/2014/06/getting-started-with-enterprise-search-using-apache-solr/