ElasticSearch has a Windows Installer!

Yes, ElasticSearch can be now installed and used much easier (that’s probably not a breaking news because I’m writing about it after one month since I have got a confirmed info) but summer is not the best time for writing a blog’s post 😉.)!

In this post I will focus on the dilemma – when exactly a .msi file can be useful and when it is better to stick to the old fashioned command line. At the end of the post I also added some personal experiences with ElasticSearch logs when working with ES as a service and when running it from a command line. Continue Reading


Ctrl + E, E – the best Visual Studio shortcut I’ve seen so far!

I can’t be the only person who hates waiting for the code to compile and run… Especially when I want to test only a small part of it! That’s a total waste of time! But good news everyone, I found a way to run a part of my C# code without building the whole project!

Ctrl + E, E – the magical shortcut!

Ok, so if we want to run just the fragment of our code – this is what we do:
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I survived! The ‘GetNoticed’ competition is over!

This is the 20th and the last post in the GetNoticed! competition. So it means that… I DID IT! I survived till the very end, I managed to create 20 posts in 10 weeks. ReMaster is still alive (it could be fed better but let’s leave this subject :P). It’s time to celebrate, I mean, have some sleep 😉.

What I’m proud of?

I have a blog! One year ago I was sure that my programming life is boring and even the problems I encounter while coding are too boring to write about them. And I believed that there is everything already written so what’s the point in writing the 100th ASP.Net tutorial?
Now I don’t know which subject from my long TODO list should I choose first!
I also fear less about pushing my code to github PR. I know that my style of coding is far from perfection 😉 and my code tends to be messy 😝 so that’s a huge step! I think I can even say that breaking this barrier in my head is the greatest outcome of the competition!

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What’s up, ReMaster?

A few days ago the Polish companies data provider published a new version of its API. I found out about it accidentally and decided to spend a moment to upgrade API used in ReMaster. Hopefully, from my perspective, it doesn’t change anything crucial so I will not have to change any logic concerning companies import (and that’s a real blessing considering the fact that testing imports lasts ages and I hate waiting for a result). Continue Reading

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How I fell in love with Elasticsearch and hated Java even more than before

This week I spent some time with ElasticSearch. I thought it would be nice to get a little know-how in case a companies table in my pet project’s database grows up so much that searching for a data will last forever. Well, considering the fact that one of the two most important features in my project is searching, I can’t believe I didn’t think about it earlier!

A few possibilities

There is a few search engines I could use. I was considering a Lucene (but it’s so old… I remember using it about 6 years ago!), Solr (I heard it’s the fastest one) and ElasticSearch (some says it’s aimed for bigger projects). So I decided on ElasticSearch… my project is gonna be huge, right? 😛 Continue Reading