Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

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November 2008 VIJUG meeting – Lucene and Solr

A week earlier than usual we will be talking about searching. Specifically about using the web application Solr and how it can be facilitated in any application you are building.

Vancouver Island Java User GroupVancouver Island Technology Park, Conference Center Room – 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, BC
Thursday, 20th November 2008, 18:00-20:00
Integrating the Solr search application using REST presented by Djun Kim

Solr is a web-service for document indexing and search.   It is fast,
sophisticated, complete, and easy to use. Written in Java, it builds
on the Apache Foundation’s Lucene project, a Java-based indexing and
search framework.

Djun will discuss the features and benefits of using Solr, and
demonstrate how it can be easily integrated into web-applications via
its RESTful APIs.

Djun wrote his first program (at the age of nine) in the early 1970s
on a PDP-8 machine running one of the first several dozen UNIX systems
in existence. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the
University of British Columbia and at U.C. Berkeley. He received his
Ph.D. in Mathematics from UBC in 1999. Djun has been a Drupal
developer since 2004.

For the past year and a half, Djun has been living with his sweetheart
Pamela on Vancouver Island, surrounded by tall trees and various forms
of wildlife including two cats and a dog named Dylan, who narrowly
escaped being called ‘exec’ (because he gets called but never
returns). Dylan has Pamela to thank for that, and Djun has Pamela to
thank for most everything else.

Djun is currently on Faculty at Vancouver Island University, where he
teaches Mathematics.

We will raffle off a personal license for IntelliJ IDEA sponsored by JetBrains. JetBrains
as well as some JUG T-shirts sponsored by Sun Microsystems. Sun Microsystems
In addition we will give away the book The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets provided by Apress for a review. APress - Books for Professionals by Professionals
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested are welcome to attend. If you intend to come please send an email or register with the Facebook event or just show up.

We hope to meet you there.


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