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Every year (sometimes twice a year) I get to have a lot of fun doing something affectionately known as “Stump The Chump” — this year is no exception. One month from today I will be in the hot seat again at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2013. Even if you can’t make it to sunny San Diego you’ll be able to watch the whole session streamed online, LIVE!. …

Recently, someone on the #solr IRC channel asked me a question about using multiple filter queries in a request, while specifying a default for one of those queries in the solrconfig.xml. In this post, I’d like to talk about a simple pattern I’ve used in the past that solved the user’s specific goal, as well as a new Solr plugin I’ve written to try and solve a broader scope of similar use cases. …

ApacheCon EU wrapped up earlier today, ending a great week full of good Lucene/Solr content. I’d like to thank everyone who came and made it a great event and in particular I’d like to thank everyone who submitted questions for “Stump The Chump”. Video will be posted ASAP (watch this space) but in the mean time I’m pleased to announce the winners: …

Got a tough problem with your Solr or Lucene application? Facing challenges that you’d like some advice on? Looking for better approaches to an Solr issue you already solved? Want to win a prizes?

Email a description of your problem to stump@lucene-eurocon.org and see if you can Stump The Chump (that would be me). Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of our panel, based on their combined (subjective) opinions about which questions they …

Today, the Apache Software Foundation officially announced the release of Apache Solr 4.0.0 and Apache Lucene 4.0.0. An annotated version of the “Release Highlights” can be found below.

The Significance of 4.0.0

These 4.0.0 releases are over 2 years in the making, and represent the first truly “Revolutionary Release” from the Lucene project, compared to most of the “Evolutionary” X.0 releases in the past. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be …

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