This post deals with indexing and searching products in uCommerce (an Umbraco ecommerce platform) using Lucene .NET (a dot net port of the Java Lucene text search engine library). This first post is about how to create an index using Lucene and C#, and will be followed up by a post of how to use that index for searching in Part Two.
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How to create a strongly-typed form in Umbraco 4 (WebForms) using pure Razor CSHTML scripting - without the need for ViewState, User Controls or any "web forms" gunk! You'll also see how you can perform both server-side and client-side validation (using jQuery validate) without cluttering your presentation layer.
Here I look into the rise of "micro" ORMs for .NET and C#. The new generation of lightweight, single-file objects mappers are designed to be the answer to the "bloat" of the heavyweight Object Relational Mappers. Performance, speed and simplicity are the keywords - but can they live up to the hype?