At this Skills Matter In-the-Brain Session, Scott Gowan will give a talk on how to make a search engine with LUCENE.NET and Phil Trelford will give an introduction to F#
Learn how to go beyond Full Text Indexing and offer a scalable solution for searching your data. Using the popular index Lucene.Net Scott Cowan demonstrates various things you might want to use this technology for including document and web search.
Scott talked about how lucene .net could be used for building effective search engines for small and medium sized web sites. He explained how SOLR an open source enterprise search server, is integrated with lucene .net.
Scott Cowan is the Lead Developer at SportingInsider.com on the Datamining and Search teams and a London based consultant.
F# is a new .Net functional programming language that will ship with Visual Studio 2010, with a CTP available right now which integrates with Visual Studio 2008. Functional programming techniques like lambda expressions are increasing in popularity and are being seen in languages like C# and C++ with Boost.
This talk is intended to provide a quick introduction to the language for existing developers, along the way comparing features with other programming languages including C#, C++ and Python.
Phil starts by introducing F# as a functional programming language which has object oriented capabilities, he also stated that F# will be part of Visual Studio .NET 2010 as the defacto language.
In this presentation Phil explains F# syntax and their semantics, also demonstrated with a games and twitter application he wrote with F#.
Phil is an active member of the software development community, regularly attending and speaking at user groups and conferences, blogging and contributing to open source projects. He is a co-organizer of the London F# User Group and a founding member of the F# Foundation.
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