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Mastering Google App Engine

By : Mohsin Hijazee, Mohsin Shafique
Book Image

Mastering Google App Engine

By: Mohsin Hijazee, Mohsin Shafique

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Google App Engine
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Background


As the amount of information contained by computers grew, so came the need to search for desirable pieces of information, which led to a whole separate field of information retrieval in computer science. Based on those principles, one of the most famous and dominant implementations is a Java library called Lucene, which was written by Doug Cutting back in 1999. This man actually wanted to build a search engine so he first went out to create this library. Doug Cutting is also the man behind Hadoop, a distributed large scale data processing solution. Anyway, this Lucene library was later used in an open source search engine called Nutch, which was yet again a brainchild of Doug Cutting.

Later, people came up with brighter ideas around Lucene and added some web interface and RESTful API around this library and the result was SOLR. A similar product is ElasticSearch and both provide RESTful APIs, the ability to have a very large data set to be searched by distributing over multiple...