HIGHLIGHTNew edition of top-selling book on the new version of LuceneÂ the coreopen-source technology behind most full-text search and "Intelligent Web"applications.DESCRIPTIONWhen Lucene first hit the scene five years ago, it was nothing short ofamazing. By using this open-source, highly scalable, super-fast search engine,developers could integrate search into applications quickly and efficiently.A lot has changed since thenÂ search has grown from a "nice-to-have" featureinto an indispensable part of most enterprise applications. Lucene now powerssearch in diverse companies including Akamai, Netflix, LinkedIn,Technorati, HotJobs, Epiphany, FedEx, Mayo Clinic, MIT, New ScientistMagazine, and many others.Some things remain the same, though. Lucene still delivers high-performancesearch features in a disarmingly easy-to-use API. Due to its vibrant and diverseopen-source community of developers and users, Lucene is relentlessly improving,with evolutions to APIs, significant new features such as payloads, and ahuge increase (as much as 8x) in indexing speed with Lucene 2.3.And with clear writing, reusable examples, and unmatched advice on bestpractices, Lucene in Action, Second Edition is still the definitive guide todeveloping with Lucene.KEY POINTSÂ Completely revised and updated to current Lucene 2.3 APIs.Â Practical coverage, like how to index MS Word, PDF, HTML, and XML.Â Full introduction to Intelligent Web topics like smart searching, sorting,and filtering.
Erik Hatcher, one of the original Lucene in Action authors, is a committer on theAnt, Lucene, and Tapestry open-source projects, and coauthor of Manning'saward-winning Java Development with Ant.Otis Gospodnetic is a coauthor of the first edition of Lucene in Action. He hasbeen involved with Lucene since 2000 and is also an active member of ApacheSolr, Nutch, and Mahout development teams, as well as Lucene ProjectManagement Committee. Otis is a founder of Sematext, a software developmentand consulting company focused on Lucene, Solr, Nutch, and Hadoop.Michael McCandless has been building search engines for over a decade. In 1999he founded iPhrase, a startup providing enterprise search software written inPython and C. When IBM acquired iPhrase in 2005, he became interested toLucene and started contributing patches, becoming a committer in 2006 and aPMC member