One of my clients was mentioning to me a huge newspaper archive that he was getting ready to put online. What he was doing with the search — trying to provide access to a huge amount of data with very good throughput speeds, all available on the web — sounded like something that the Apache [...]
A few days ago I accidentally found out about “Google Instant“, in which the moment you start typing, Google starts showing you results based on a guess of what you’re looking for. Which is, I have to admit, pretty darned cool, and I’ve added creating that kind of functionality to the “potential tutorial” list on [...]
As you may have noticed, I’ve got a poll over there on the left that lists some topics I might write tutorials about. I’ve been doing a ton of jQuery work lately, so I thought I might put that on the list, but there is apparently a ton of good material out there already. Specifically, [...]
Over at Manning Press, we are building a system that relies heavily on the Subversion version control system, but more and more authors are coming in and saying that they are using Git instead. Git is not, as I had originally thought, a fork of SVN, but instead a distributed system, in which every user [...]
Wow, it wasn’t until I imported all my old posts that I realized it’s been four years since I updated my blog. Considering that I used to be quite regular about it, that’s quite a gap! I promise to be better about it now. But now I get to go back and see what’s [...]
As promised, this site is on its way back up in conjunction with this week’s upcoming webcast, From RDBMS to Apache Solr /Lucene – Open Source Search for database developers.