Apache Solr Search Engine: What you need to know

Have you ever been in a situation where you have an enterprise app with data that exists in an SQL Database, and the business team asked you for a text search feature?
If you answered yes, most probably your first trial was to conduct a text-based search using the database query. However, it might work, but the database’s ability to provide relevancy is either non-existent or a bolted-on afterthought, and the relevancy ranking of results coming out of a database won’t be satisfactory.
Additionally, if we added the performance to the equation when you have large volumes of text data, RDBMS will be quite slow and provide poor user experience.

Auto-decompilation for External .NET Code – in Visual Studio 2022 – 17.7 Now Available

Auto-decompilation for External .NET Code

Visual Studio’s External Source Debugging is now more powerful and effortless with auto-decompilation for external .NET code. When you step into external code, the debugger will now display the point of execution. This feature is particularly useful when analyzing call stacks, as you can double-click any stack frame and the debugger will navigate directly to the code. You can debug the decompiled code and set breakpoints easily.

All the decompiled code is also shown under the External Sources node in Solution Explorer when in debug session, making it easy to browse through the external files if needed. If you wish to disable the automatic decompilation of external code, simply clear the “Automatically decompile to source when needed (managed only)” option under Tools > Options > Debugging.


Basic concepts of CSS grid layout

What is a grid?

A grid is a set of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines defining columns and rows. Elements can be placed onto the grid within these column and row lines. CSS grid layout has the following features:

Fixed and flexible track sizes

You can create a grid with fixed track sizes – using pixels for example. This sets the grid to the specified pixel which fits to the layout you desire. You can also create a grid using flexible sizes with percentages or with the fr unit designed for this purpose.


How ArrowJS compares to React and Vue.js – LogRocket Blog

What is ArrowJS?

ArrowJS is an experimental tool for building reactive user interfaces using pure JavaScript. It uses modern JavaScript features, such as template literals, modules, and proxies, to implement its templating structure, observable data, and declarative/reactive DOM rendering capabilities.

The creator of ArrowJS believes it’s not necessary to have a complex framework to create impressive and performant user interfaces on the web because JavaScript has evolved to be powerful enough to handle these tasks natively.

As a result, ArrowJS has no dependencies, no Virtual DOM, no build tool, and no special templating language. It is also very lightweight, weighing less than 3kB (min+Gzip). This makes it ultra-fast compared to frameworks like React and Vue, which have comparable features.


.NET 8 – The minimal API AOT compilation template

One of the big focuses of .NET 8 is Ahead of Time (AOT) compilation. In this post, I look at the new “AOT-ready” template shipping in the .NET 8 SDK preview releases, point out some of the interesting features, and demonstrate one of the main benefits of AOT – faster startup times.

Chrome for Testing: reliable downloads for browser automation – Chrome Developers

The infrastructure around Chrome for Testing unlocks interesting opportunities beyond Chrome itself. For example, the difficulties we previously mentioned around finding a matching Chrome and ChromeDriver binary can be completely eliminated by integrating the ChromeDriver release process into the Chrome for Testing infrastructure. In addition to solving this user-facing pain point, this also aligns ChromeDriver releases with Chrome’s, and eliminates the manual ChromeDriver release process.