In this chapter, we started by describing the application that we will be building in the next three chapters. Then we split the application into two major components—Goophr Concierge and Goophr Librarian. Next we looked at the project structure that we will be using for our application. We also discussed OpenAPI, the industry standard for describing REST APIs, and used it to define our APIs for Concierge and Librarian. Finally, we looked at how to run our distributed application using docker-compose.
In the next chapter, we will look at Goophr Concierge, which will interact with users to upload documents, and respond to the search queries from users.