Welcome to Java Laland
The time has finally come for me to get my hands dirty with a piece of technology — Java — that I have stayed away from. The week has started bright and early with the lovely NullPointerExceptions, servlet errors and other bits of incomprehensible language that I am getting my head around. No wonder the Java web application deployments have the .war extension, it is almost a war getting them to work at times. That said, Nutch and Lucene is one impressive bit of technology, so is the fact that Zend Search is binary compatible with Lucene indexes. It is not wonderful to have the best of two different worlds on the same platter?