I tried Python out a while ago, but stopped trying it to learn it after some major frustrations. Maybe I didn’t dig deep enough into it. I found the documentation hard to read, and the module layout seemed a little random at times. For some reason I found executing an external process and getting the results to be a little convoluted. (Since then I’ve learned to use popen(..).communicate()) I ended up messing with other languages to try to find one that suits my tastes, like Erlang and D.
- I’m going to go through the steps necessary to install and start using Solr. I’ve always been interested in trying out Lucene, but I never felt like dealing with writing my own wrapper around the classes. Solr simplifies this by creating a fully working search engine as a web service. Let’s get started. You’ll need to check to see if Java is up to date. Run the below to find out.