Friday, March 2, 2007
standing on the sholders of giants
Casey Durfee's presentation on "Open Source Endeca in 250 lines or less" was pretty cool. How could he create a "next-gen" faceted catalog with such little code...by relying on Solr and Django to do the heavy lifting. Because Solr indexes XML natively, no relational database is even necessary. One of the things, generally speaking, I'm looking for at this conference is ways that we can leave the complexity to other applications.