As an author of an introductory Solr book, I have quite a bit of curiosity in how other books cover similar and more advanced material. So I was quite interested when Packt Publishing asked me to review one of their other Solr books: Apache Solr 4 Cookbook by Rafał Kuć.
Apache Solr 4 Cookbook is . . . → Read More: Book review: Apache Solr 4 Cookbook
The Solr Usability Contest has finished. It run for four weeks, has received 29 suggestions, 113 votes and more than 300 visits. People from several different Solr communities participated.
The final list of suggestions (sorted by votes) is:
Better documentation (13 votes) Make atomic updates really atomic (11 vote) Automatically redistribute documents across shards when . . . → Read More: Wrap-up of the Solr Usability Contest
It has been just over a week since launching Solr Usability Contest. It is doing well. There are 25 suggestions, more than 150 visits, and quite a number of votes.
The most popular suggestion so far is Better Documentation. This is both easy to predict and a bit sad. From my own experience, there is . . . → Read More: Solr Usability Contest – one week in
In collaboration with Packt Publishing and to celebrate the release of my new book Instant Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to, we are organizing a contest to collect Solr Usability ideas.
I have written about the reasons behind the book before and the contest builds on that idea. Basically, I feel that a lot of . . . → Read More: Announcing Solr Usability contest
I had to set up Apache Solr 4 on Windows as a service using Jetty container. The following is the documentation on how to do it. I am not saying that this is the best way to get it to work. But it is one way that works and seems to be more recent and . . . → Read More: Setting up Apache Solr on Windows as a service
It is a great moment. After many months of work, my book is finally published and is available from multiple sources. It is called Instant Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to and it has been published by the Packt Publishing.
There is a number of books published on Solr, but I feel that mine is . . . → Read More: My book on Solr is now published
I knew I was neglecting my blog in 2012, but I did not realize just how much until I received WordPress’ year in review for 2012 (Feel free to take a peek at it). The line that stopped me dead was “In 2012, there was 1 new post”. Sure enough – one post it was.
. . . → Read More: Oops: there goes the blog in 2012
Kentico is a powerful Content Management System which means it is sometimes difficult to get a good overview of the sites built in it. However, Kentico’s Site Export functionality produces zipped XML files. This allows to do some bulk analysis, using tools such as LINQ. This article gives one such example by showing how to display all page templates and associated documents. . . . → Read More: Kentico content analysis – using LINQ and site export
After nearly a week of wasting my time with Virgin Mobile Canada, I am giving it my best last try using hard-learned customer support skills:
….Follow up to the phone call on Thursday and lack of returned call.
I am unable to activate my new HTC Wildfire S phone on a pre-paid plan. I enter . . . → Read More: Hello (again) Virgin Mobile. Good bye Virgin Mobile?
I moved from USA to Canada with my iPad (among other things). I have a bunch of iPad apps and I keep buying new ones. Not any more. Since I updated my banking details, my iTunes account stopped working.
I cannot pay for apps with my USA iTunes account, since the address for the Credit . . . → Read More: Apple’s Catch-22 of moving countries