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From John Turner <>
Subject Re: [OT] Realizing a search functionality
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2003 13:12:46 GMT
Ulrich Mayring wrote:

> John Turner wrote:
>> Ulrich Mayring wrote:
>>> I can only recommend Lucene, it is vastly superior to any 
>>> pre-packaged search engine, because you do not depend on specific 
>>> features or behavior, but can customize everything to your needs.
>> Assuming you have time, money, skills, etc. to do so, which is not 
>> always the case.
> Skills is the key issue. It took me all of one week to write our own 
> custom search engine and I doubt that anyone would be able to install 
> and configure a third-party product any faster than that. I had no prior 
> exposure to Lucene, but of course knew my way around Java.

Hmmm...I had Atomz working for several clients by lunch one day. ;) I'm 
not arguing, just emphasizing that some of us are not Java developers. 
Granted, the question was somewhat in a context of "using Java" and not 
"using Tomcat", but not every Tomcat user is a developer.


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