Maven, Nexus and Hudson
All development organizations eventually converge on a set of tools to reduce costs, lower on-boarding time, and leverage knowledge in strong communities to create standard processes. To this end we see in many organizations the emergence of a standard development suite consisting of Maven, M2Eclipse, Nexus & Hudson. In this talk, Jason van Zyl, Founder of the Apache Maven project, will discuss the future of Maven and specifically Maven 3.x, the rapidly approaching M2Eclipse 1.0 release, the recent Nexus 1.8 release and roadmap, and emerging tools such as Maven Shell and Polyglot Maven. Sonatype itself leverages this suite on a daily basis and this discussion will focus not only on the tools individually, but how they can work together to create a best practices approach to building and delivering your software in your organization.
Solr is a popular open-source search server based on the Lucene Java search library. Yonik Seeley is the creator of Solr and co-founder of Lucid Imagination. Yonik will provide a summary of new developments in Solr, and talk about how developers can leverage this new functionality. Topics will include new faceting features, new function queries, increased scalability, field collapsing, and spatial search. The talk will also discuss features slated for the next release, as well as some interesting functionality under consideration for future releases.
Solr in the Cloud
Solr has new features to ease the deployment of search applications into large scale, distributed environments. Lucene/Solr committer Mark Miller will talk about overcoming past inconveniences when scaling Solr across many servers, how the current Solr Cloud initiative addresses some of those issues, new technologies including Apache Zookeeper, and look ahead to Solr Cloud features on the horizon.