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Lucene In Action by Erik Hatcher
Lucene In Action by Erik Hatcher
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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.
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Design patterns : elements of reusable object-orie&hellip by Erich Gamma
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.).) by Peter van der Linden
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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