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Outline: Learn Apache Solr search with web and video tutorials

The fastest way to learn Apache Solr is by implementing search in a test environment.
  1. Outline - Review the outline of Solr tutorials below.
  2. Take on a project - Install Solr on a local server as we do here, or fire up a server on a cloud hosting platform.
  3. Tutorials - Complete the code examples and exercises and soon you will be ready to build a search application in a production environment.
  4. Your plan - Start thinking about your plan. Is your goal custom website search or enterprise search on your Intranet?
by Paul Alan Davis, CFA, September 27, 2017
Updated: July 13, 2018
Here we focus on building a local Linux server test environment using Debian Jessie, version 8; however, many of these lessons can be applied to search on many Linux, macOS or Windows machines.

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Outline and Guide to Apache Solr Tutorials


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Apache Solr Search Tutorials Outline

An Outline for Learning Search with Apache Solr
1.     Apache Solr Summary   - an overview of Apache Solr search (under development)
2.     Install Java JRE   - install required Java Runtime Environment for Solr
3.     Install Apache Solr   - five easy steps to install Apache Solr search
4.     Apache Solr Basics   - the solr script, Solr Admin, directories and examples
5.     Inverted Indexes in Apache Solr   - inverted index defined, create a core, films dataset

6.     Configure Solr Schema and Post a Document   - schema summary, edit managed-schema, post and search
7.     The Solr Query Process   - search workflow, review schema, search parameters
8.     Crawl Websites With Apache Solr   - create a core, post HTML, search, schema and index analysis
9.     Solr Analyzers, Tokenizers and Filters   - learn about how to customize schema for text analysis
10.     Solr Field and Field Type Properties   - set up fields for indexing and search

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