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Born to code, David Smiley is a senior software developer with 10 years of experience in the defense industry using Java and various web technologies. David is a strong believer in the open-source development model and has made small contributions to various projects over the years.
David began using Lucene way back in 2000 and was immediately excited by it and its future potential. Later on he went to use the Lucene-based "Compass" library to construct a very basic search server similar in spirit to Solr. Since then, David has used Solr for a larger search project and was able to contribute modifications back to the Solr community. Although preferring open-source solutions, David has also been trained on the commercial Endeca search platform and is currently using that product as well as Solr for a different project.
Fascinated by the "craft" of software development, Eric Pugh has been heavily involved in the open source world as a developer, committer, and user for the past 5 years. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and lately has been mulling over how we move from the read/write web to the read/write/share web.
In biotech, financial services, and defense IT, he has helped European and American companies develop coherent strategies for embracing open source software. As a speaker he has advocated the advantages of Agile practices in software development.
Eric became involved in Solr when he submitted the patch SOLR-284 for Parsing Rich Document types such as PDF and MS Office formats that became the single most popular patch as measured by votes! SOLR-284 became part of Solr version 1.4.
It is a older reference, but it is ok as a introduction.
I'd like to get a book with newer version of Solr
This book has a lot of information, some of it good. But man the expectations they have of the reader! Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This book is more a reference than a "how to" book. The examples are disorganized and buggy.Published on July 23, 2010 by Luke H. Crouch
The book is "quick" to read and explore all the need the reader can have to operate a fullu functional installation of the software. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by G. I. Stefano