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From Memory Makers <memmakers...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is there a good web front end application / interface for solr
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:53:26 GMT
Looks very interesting -- actually I looked at it a while back but in a
different context -- for a non RoR person how much of a learning curve is it
to set up?

Thanks.

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 5:49 AM, Erik Hatcher <erik.hatcher@gmail.com>wrote:

> Blacklight - http://projectblacklight.org/
>
> It's a full featured application fronting Solr.  It's Ruby on Rails based,
> and powers many library front-ends but is becoming much more general purpose
> for other domains.  See examples here:
> https://github.com/projectblacklight/blacklight/wiki/Examples
>
> Also, the forensics domain has used it as well, as mentioned in the slides
> and talk I attended at Lucene Revolution earlier this year: <
> http://www.lucidimagination.com/blog/2011/06/01/solr-and-law-enforcement-highly-relevant-results-can-be-a-crime/
> >
>
> Often the decision for an application layer like this is determined by the
> programming language and frameworks used.  Blacklight is "opinionated" (as
> any other concrete implementation would be) in this regard.  If it fits your
> tastes, it's a great technology to use.
>
>        Erik
>
>
> On Oct 24, 2011, at 15:56 , Memory Makers wrote:
>
> > Greetings guys,
> >
> > Is there a good front end application / interface for solr?
> >
> > Features I'm looking for are:
> >  configure query interface (using non programatic features)
> >  configure pagination
> >  configure bookmarking of results
> >  export results of a query to a csv or other format (JSON, etc.)
> >
> >  Is there any demand for such an application?
> >
> > Thanks.
>
>

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