Sphinx Search Beginner's Guide

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Packt Publishing Ltd, Mar 16, 2011 - Computers - 244 pages
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This book is a step-by-step guide for an absolute beginner. It covers everything, from installing to configuring, to get you started quickly. It has numerous code examples that the reader can try on their own and learn while doing so. It has two full-fledged applications as examples that readers can follow. This book is specifically focused on the Search feature of web applications.This book is for developers who are new to Sphinx Search. All code examples use PHP but the logic is same for any other web scripting languages as well.

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Abbas Ali has over 6 years of experience in PHP Development and is a Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer. A Mechanical Engineer by education, Abbas turned to software development just after finishing his engineering degree. He is a member of the core development team for the Coppermine Photo Gallery, an open source project which is one of the most popular photo gallery applications in the world. Fascinated with both machines and knowledge, Abbas is always learning new programming techniques. He got acquainted with Sphinx in 2009 and has been using it in most of his commercial projects ever since. He loves open source and believes in contributing back to the community. Abbas is married to Tasneem and has a cute little daughter, Munira. He lives at Nagpur (India) since his birth and is in no rush to move to any other city in the world. In his free time he loves to watch movies and television. He is also an amateur photographer and cricketer. Abbas is currently working as Chief Operating Officer and Technical Manager at SANIsoft Technologies Private Limited, Nagpur, India. The company specializes in development of large, high performance and scalable PHP applications.

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