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Findjango: A Django Search Vertical

March 9, 2009 When I develop with Django I'm constantly searching documentation, trying to figure out new modules and generally looking for answers to new problems as they arise. Today I'm introducing a new project, Findjango, which hopes to being a valuable resource for searching on Django-related topics.

Solango and Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu Intrepid

March 6, 2009 This tutorial covers installing Tomcat 6, Solr and Solango on Ubuntu Intrepid. If you're going for a lightweight deployment, I'd recommend sticking with Jetty instead...

Deploying django-springsteen on Google App Engine

March 5, 2009 This articles covers the basics of creating a custom search vertical using django-springsteen and then deploying it on Google App Engine.

Reranking Results in django-springsteen

February 26, 2009 After introducing django-springsteen to the world yesterday, here is a look at how to use django-springsteen to rerank search results with custom logic, as well as a look at how it achieves consistency of results across pagination.

django-springsteen and Distributed Search

February 25, 2009 Introducing a new pluggable Django application for creating distributed searches. django-springsteen assists in both aggregating results from a variety of services as well as exposing results to be aggregated.