Yesterday I delivered my presentation on Lucene.Net to the DC Alt.Net meetup. I got a ton of great questions at the meeting — hopefully I was able to answer most of them!
For those who couldn’t make it, or those who want a chance to review and share the presentation, you can find the presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/DThrasher/illuminating-lucene-20130514
And you can find the Visual Studio 2010 / Lucene.Net 3.0.3 code samples here: http://www.infovark.com/downloads/IlluminatingLucene_20130514.zip
If you have questions, or would like help implementing Lucene.Net, please contact me.
Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to Stephen Ritchie for running the Washington DC Alt.Net meetup. I’m glad I was able to contribute something.
Although in programming we tend to focus on technical correctness, there’s more to writing code than mere logic. We’re communicating our intent to both the computer and to the other humans that will read and maintain our software. We need to keep our human audience in mind.
Lucene.NET is one of the unsung heroes among Microsoft .NET application frameworks. On May 14, I’ll deliver an introductory talk on Lucene.NET to the DCAltNet meetup group in Ballston, Virgina. Come find out more about this awesome full text indexing engine.
If you’re inheriting an old .NET application and don’t know quite where to begin, Brownfield Application Development in .NET is an excellent guide to tools and practices that can help get you started.