Archive: September, 2010

Solr DisMax gotchas: fun with stopwords and punctuation

September 17, 2010 No Comments by Ben

I have been using Apache Solr on a recent project for my employer, and ran into some gotchas. Notably, I had issues with a DisMax query not working the way I expected because of inconsistent stopwords configuration on the fields being searched. I also ran into a problem with words being tokenized with their surrounding punctuation, […]

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A year in the life of an open source project – FireBreath 1.2 released

September 15, 2010 7 Comments by Richard

Starting a new open source project Beginning an open source project is probably one of the more cliché things to do in the industry. How many open source projects are out there that have almost no support, haven’t been updated in years, or are just plain useless? This is the story of how I created FireBreath […]

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Get help for browser plugins and firebreath

September 7, 2010 1 Comment by Richard

Having problems? The comments on this blog are full of questions particularly about browser plugins, and even more specifically about NPAPI plugins.  Now, I don’t mind helping people out at all; that’s how we all learn.  However, in an effort to help everyone help each other, I wanted to bring the IRC chat room for […]

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