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Lucene In Action
Lucene In Action
by Erik Hatcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.83

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent in-depth coverage of lucene, 6 Feb 2005
This review is from: Lucene In Action (Paperback)
A superb and comprehensive guide to lucene, full of tips and tricks to help you get the best from it. At first glance Lucene appears to be absurdly simple to use, but if you want to really harness it's power you need this book!
Well planned and layed out (and bigger than I expected), the book progresses smoothely through the lucene concepts and API's, and lends the reader an undertanding of the topic which could otherwise only be achieved through long experience.
The use of JUnit tests as code examples works particularly well - much better than contrived toy examples, and the case-studies in the second part of the book provide a good real-world grounding.
As a professional Java developer working with full-text search in RDBMS's for several years, I didn't think i'd get much from this book. Suffice to say I was wrong. The author's enthusiasm for their subject is obvious and contagious - I can't wait to write my first lucene based application!


Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software
Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software
by Erich Gamma
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.77

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 4 May 2000
Excellent ideas, tough to read, worth the effort!


Just Java (Java Series (Mountain View, Calif.).)
Just Java (Java Series (Mountain View, Calif.).)
by Peter van der Linden
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to Java, 4 May 2000
Not only is Just java a superbly readable book, it also makes an excellent (and comprehensive) reference text which you will use again and again. If you want to learn core java, get to know it better, or you just need a reference text, get this book!


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