May 2011 :: From Hash to Encryption, Solr

Byron and Brian kicked us off this month with a great spontaneous discussion into encrypting values rather than storing hashes. (And, I finally got it into my head that Rainbow tables have gotten, really, really big.)

I’ll let them post any links here, etc if they want to reference anything. Otherwise, thank you for the discussion.

I also had a great time delivering my mini-talk on Apache Solr. While, I admit–I’ve been using it just long enough to be a dangerous fanboy, but I’m certainly no expert.

We had a fun time diving into the various aspects of usage, implementation, care and feeding–a great time.

I’ve also uploaded the [url=””]Apache SOLR Slides[/url] on the website.

Thanks everyone for the great turnout. See you all next month at the Buzzz!

2 thoughts on “May 2011 :: From Hash to Encryption, Solr

    • Thanks for the question.  Looks like I had accidentally unhooked my old slides and demos from the new site.  

      Anyway, the Apache SOLR Slides link in the post above now works again.  There are some concise (and maybe slightly outdated) examples in there.

      I used the PECL php extension: but there is at least one 100% PHP implementation out there.  

      Some tutorials for setting up Apache Solr and getting started with it, are available on their website at

      Thanks again!


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