Glenn Engstrand

Category: search

adding semantic search to your apps

ElasticSearch vs Solr

It’s relatively easy to add advanced, scalable search capabilities to almost any application these days. All you have to do is sprinkle in a few calls to a popular open source search service in your code. That is what I did to the rudimentary news feed micro-service that I have implemented many times. In this…

3 Ways to Customize Solr 4

Lucene/Solr is a full featured search engine and it is rare to need to extend its search capabilities. If you do find yourself needing something not available in vanilla Solr, then functions, request handlers, and search components are three basic ways to extend Solr with your own custom Java code to handle special search requirements.