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I like trying out new frameworks and writing about them. Below you can find the latest articles I wrote.


Working with Spring Data Solr repositories

July 3rd, 2018 | 7 min read | Solr, Spring boot, Spring Data

Spring Data is the go-to framework when trying to get access to a database within a Spring application. Next to relational databases it also provides support for a wide variety of noSQL databases, including document-based databases like Apache Solr. In this tutorial I’ll explore the various possibilities of using Spring Data Solr.

Indexing documents with Spring batch

June 5th, 2018 | 9 min read | Solr, spring batch, Spring boot

Batch processing of information is a common thing to do when developing applications. Spring has its own framework to handle batch processing, called Spring batch. In this tutorial, I’ll use Spring batch to index markdown documents on my local disk onto Solr to make them easier to search for.

Setting up Apache Solr with Tika using Docker

May 22nd, 2018 | 7 min read | Docker, Solr, Tika

When indexing documents, Apache Solr is a possible solution. Combined with Apache Tika, you can also use Solr to index various types of documents, such as PDFs, Word documents, HTML files, … . In this tutorial, I’ll be setting up Solr with Tika using Docker compose.