When we find sticking points and technical hurdles that come up again and again for us as developers, we try to channel our frustration into something productive —like actually putting down in words something of use for other developers.
That’s what prompted Kablamo’s Ben Boyter to write 5,000 words plus on elasticsearch. Download it below.
It’s aimed at developers who need to write a search interface which is backed by elasticsearch. If you need to perform basic searches across documents with facets then you’ll definitely want to check it out. (It will not cover the setup or use of tools for elastic such as Kibana.)
Here’s a common scenario . . . The architect has decreed that for your next application you will use elasticsearch to provide a rich search experience. Your Operations/DevOp’s person has spun up some instances with elastic, deployed a cluster or through some other means provided you an elastic search HTTP endpoint. Now what? The team is looking to you to provide some guidance, to get them started and set the direction.
Ben’s pointers should be enough for anyone to get started with elastic, produce a modern search interface and know how to do most things. Anything beyond this should be fairly easy to pick up from the elastic documentation once you have this grounding.