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Thursday, September 14 • 11:40am - 12:20pm
Solr’s Missing Plugin Ecosystem
Until now, Solr plugins were mainly a developer-level concept of Java classes implementing certain interfaces. They were hard to discover, being spread around the internet, hard to install, with version conflicts and dependencies, and often you’d have to build it yourself.

The improved plugin system being proposed in this talk utilizes PF4J to add bundle packaging (zip/jar), plugin discovery (repositories), one-line install/upgrade and automatic version compatibility checks. Think of it as Homebrew or Apt-Get for Solr :) The hope is that this will encourage hundreds of new plugins being created and thus give Solr developers a sense of community and a new “stage” to perform on.

I’ll demo the current state of things with searching, installing, upgrading and uninstalling plugins both from bin/solr command line and from the Admin UI. You should attend this talk if you just want a “WOW, Give It To Me” experience or if you want to help out maturing the feature!

Speakers
avatar for Jan Høydahl

Jan Høydahl

Owner, Comnivent
Jan is a Lucene/Solr committer, freelance consultant, instructor, speaker and father of two. Having worked within IT since 1995 and with search tech since 2000, Jan is a seasoned full-stack developer and search/discovery solutions architect.


Thursday September 14, 2017 11:40am - 12:20pm
South Seas D