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Rapid prototyping with solr

Extreme prototyping with Solr by Eric Hatcher At ApacheCon this week I presented “Rapid Prototyping with Solr” .  This is the third time I’ve given a presentation with the same title.  In the spirit of the rapid prototyping theme, each time I’ve created a new prototype just a day or so prior to presenting it.  At Lucene EuroCon the prototype used attendee data, a treemap visualization, and a cute little Solr-powered “app” for picking attendees at random for the conference giveaways.  For a recent Lucid webinar the prototype was more general purpose, bringing in and making searchable rich documents and faceting on file types with a pie chart visualization. This time around, the data set I chose was’s catalog of datasets , which fit with the ApacheCon open source aura, and Lucid Imagination’s support of Open Source for America , which helps to advocate for open source in the US Federal Government.  The prototype built includes faceting browsing, query