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5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good, 20 May 2005
An excellent book if you are using or planning to use Lucene.
Although Lucene is very easy to use there are lots of techniques that can be used to get the most out of it. This book explains what, how and why without going too deep into the inner workings of Lucene.
The use of JUnit for worked examples is refreshing and works well. The layout is good and the example code is easy to read with examples kept short (always on a single page) with notes that describe API parameters and what is going on without the reader having to dive into the main text.
My only niggle. There is no detailed technical information about how Lucene does what it does nor is there any background to the theory or about keyword/full text searching but then as this is an "In Action" book an isn't what the book is about then I suppose I shouldn't really complain.
In summary - if you are using Lucene then I'd be surprised if you didn't benefit from reading this book.