[hibernate-dev] hibernate-dev Digest, Vol 56, Issue 20
m.schipperheyn at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 13:56:32 EST 2011
My two cents:
* Most of the magic of Bobo Browse apart from the faceting itself is in the
performance. I think the challenge with any kind of faceting is keeping it
performant which Bobo achieves through all sorts of optimized caches.
* The problem for me with Bobo is real time updating the Bobo index which
happens only through an add on that is not so easy, for me, to integrate
Where I spent most of my time customizing Bobo for my needs is:
* label conversion: converting values to readable labels and back. E.g. you
store a date and want to display facets based on "yesterday" etc.
* value conversion: converting a value to another value
* Working with RunTime values, such as dates, vs normal pre determined
* debugging issues. The ability to be able to see what is happening under
the hood is crucial because the index is much harder to access than a
* loading category specific facet values such as price ranges etc
Facets I use are
* Simple facets: just facet on a value
* Location facets: geo locating based on rage in miles or kilometers
* Path facets: drilling down through a facet, e.g. from Cities to
* Pre determined ranges, often filtered based on category specific values
* Multi value facets, where you select based on property that can have
Not sure if this helps but there it is. Bobo is a great product but it took
me a lot of time to get it "right"
MSW BV | Nova Zemblastraat 12-a, 1013 RK, Amsterdam | KvK: 02090184
m: +31 6 218 03 003 | skype: mschipperheyn | Twitter: mschipperheyn
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM, Marc Schipperheyn <m.schipperheyn at gmail.com
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Hardy Ferentschik <
> hibernate at ferentschik.de> wrote:
>> Hi Marc,
>> thanks for your feedback. Answers inline
>> On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:08:43 +0100, Marc Schipperheyn <
>> m.schipperheyn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a lot of experience with Bobo Browse. The code is well maintained
>>> and performs well.
>> The last release was over a year back and personally I find the docs very
>> sparse. I also
>> think there is a lot of complexity in bob browse which is not needed for
>> simple faceting.
> It's certainly true that the release cycle is not really well structured
> although code updates are frequent and well tested.
> My problem is that javadoc is horrible. Other than that the documentation
> is on the sparse side but workable.
> The problem with simple faceting is that pretty soon simple is too simple.
>> Either way, I don't think it would be a good idea to expose the bobo
>> browse facet API directly
>> in Search. This would bind us to bobo browse for now apparent reason. If
>> we come up with with
>> a working facet API for Search we can always change the implementation
>> later or make it
> Makes sense
>> I don't have time to download and implement code examples, but if you
>>> have working examples up somewhere, I'd be happy to take a look.
>> There are code examples in SimpleFacetingTest.java and
>> RangeFacetingTest.java in this
>> If you get hold of
>> https://github.com/hferentschik/hibernate-search/tree/HSEARCH-667 you can
>> always run
>> these examples by running 'mvn clean test'
> I'll have a look.
More information about the hibernate-dev