Solr: From Whoa To Go

Why whoa to go?

Simple - this tutorial will start with the absolute basics:

This process mimics what I go through to set up a search engine in a real world environment

In a nutshell

If you are looking to set up a real world site with built in faceted search - this is the tutorial for you.

Unfortunately, as is always the case, this tutorial covers the development process from my specific requirements. These may differ slightly from yours, but I will cover enough of the basics that you will be able to use it within your web-site.

List of Requirements

I will be using the following development environment and will offer hints (in less detail) about other items.

What we will build

To show you what Solr can do, I will be running through the following example projects.

Although the above list looks like a lot of work, due to the way in which Solr works, each of these should take a couple of hours/a day or so to implement. If it wasn’t easy, I wouldn’t be going through so many examples.

A Tutorial in ‘n’ parts

Given the time I will also be covering the following:

As the heading indicates - this tutorial will be in ‘n’ parts, with ‘n’ yet to be defined. Enjoy!