A solid foundation is key to succeeding with the more advanced topics in search.

In this short course we'll take a 10.000ft view on Solr and show you all its features and what it can do. We'll also highlight what a search engine isn't and how it compares to database systems.

Many students who initially believe that they know all the basics about Solr, will find that they acquire a very useful context and overview of the technology.

About the instructor

Founder, Cominvent AS / Solrtraining.com

Jan Høydahl

Jan is a freelance consultant, instructor, conference speaker and father of two. Having worked within software development since 1995 and with Search solution consulting and training since 2000, Jan is a seasoned full-stack developer and search/discovery professional and trainer.Jan was introduced to Lucene in 2006 and accepted the invitation to become an Apache Lucene/Solr committer in 2012, and later also joined the Lucene PMC. The instructors combination of consulting, committership and training gives you as a student much more than a theoretical lecture. You also get qualified answers to (almost) any question and advice regarding best practices.Welcome to our classes!

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    1. Introduction to Search, Open Source and Apache

    • Chapter 1 overview

    • Solr introduction PDF

    • 1.1 Search, Open Source and Apache

    • 1.2 Solr history & use cases

    • Chapter 1 Quiz

  • 3

    2. Terminology, Solr features & capabilities

    • Chapter 2 overview

    • 2.1 Terminology

    • 2.2 Features part 1

    • 2.3 Features part 2

    • Chapter 2 Quiz

  • 4

    3. Solr Admin UI tour

  • 5

    4. Architecture, Operations & Configuration

    • Chapter 4 overview

    • 4.1 Architecture

    • 4.2 Solr's configuration files

    • Chapter 4 Quiz

  • 6

    5. Mini tutorial - index & query

    • Chapter 5 overview

    • 5.1 Tutorial intro

    • 5.2 Lab: Index and search

    • 5.2 Tutorial lab video

    • 5.3 More Solr operations & monitoring

    • Chapter 5 quiz

  • 7

    6. Querying and Query parsers

    • Chapter 6 overview

    • 6 Querying and query parsers

    • Tutorial: Querying Solr

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Sign up now to get a thorough overview of Apache Solr, brought to you by Lucene/Solr committer & PMC member Jan Høydahl, who is one of the most seasoned search professionals in this space.