Building a Search Server with Elasticsearch
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Building a Search Server with Elasticsearch

Build a fully featured and scalable search UI with Elasticsearch.
3.5 (39 ratings)
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Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 5/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Ingest real data into your index and create a working Elasticsearch cluster
  • Categorize different types of data automatically with Elasticsearch and manage them effectively
  • Work with a variety of queries and learn how and when to use them correctly
  • Implement exciting features that help you search and highlight data
  • Build custom search filters that help you with advanced data search
  • Get to grips with the best practices for separating out the structure of an AngularJS application into its various components
  • Add a bit more to your search server by applying relevancy tuning and addressing security concerns
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Requirements
  • A basic understanding of JavaScript will help you grasp the functionalities of the application built with Elasticsearch and AngularJS in this course.
Description

This course will give you the tools you need to create your own custom search application. Throughout this course, you'll see how rewarding Elasticsearch can be to work with and how to use it to build a real search application complete with results, highlighting, filters, and autocomplete.

Starting with an introduction to Elasticsearch and client-side applications, we'll then move on to learn how Elasticsearch automatically classifies field types, and what to do if they need to be overridden. We will also cover many of the query types that Elasticsearch provides to return results for our AngularJS application. Once we have some basic results, we will add filters (called aggregations in Elasticsearch) to make it easy for users to narrow down the results to a specific topic. Then we will cover how to implement autocomplete and highlighting, and ultimately wrap up with an overview of deployment and security.

This course will equip you with the tools that you need to craft rich search interfaces that deliver great results to your users.

About the Author

Daniel Beach is a search architect, specializing in client-side application development. He works at Opensource Connections where he has built search applications for organizations ranging from publishers to government agencies.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a web developer who is looking to make your content more discoverable, this is the course for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started with Elasticsearch
3 Lectures 10:34
Introduction to the course with an outline.
Preview 01:38

What is Elasticsearch?
Getting Started
03:30

Understand how to install Elasticsearch and know how to configure Elasticsearch clusters if you have to deviate from Elasticsearch defaults.
Installing and Configuring Elasticsearch
05:26
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Data Ingestion
3 Lectures 14:19
Without data, our Elasticsearch cluster is useless. We will begin ingesting our data while learning about Elasticsearch's data structures and settings.
Preview 04:02

Take control of how Elasticsearch interprets your data.
Assigning Field Types
05:13

If your content isn't indexed correctly, it wouldn't match when you search for it. Deal with that by knowing how to store and analyze your data.

Advanced Ingestion Topics
05:04
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Querying Elasticsearch
3 Lectures 13:27

Long query string URIs are difficult to create and read after they reach a certain complexity. Elasticsearch's organized Query DSL is a great way to create ordered search objects.

Preview 06:48

Get an overview of Elasticsearch's specialized queries so that you can have them in your toolkit.
Specialized Query Types
04:32

Control the score and results from each subquery.
Combining Queries
02:07
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Connecting Elasticsearch to Our Application
3 Lectures 23:09
In this video, we will start building the basic structure of our search application.
Preview 03:25

In this video, we will walk through on getting results from Elasticsearch and displaying them in a browser.

Displaying Results
08:10

To search for specific terms, we need a function that knows how to search. Let's see how this is done.
Searching
11:34
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The Advanced Search Functionality
3 Lectures 24:47
Showing users why the results have been returned is an important part of searching. We will do so through highlighting.
Preview 03:54

Now, we need to learn how to sort our results with the use of sort controls.
Sorting
04:18

In order to add filters to our search application, we need to first format the return from Elasticsearch similarly to what we did with results.
Aggregations
16:35
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Adding the Autocomplete Functionality
3 Lectures 16:15

Display multiword suggestions for search terms.

Preview 03:33

Display phrases as suggestions for the search terms.

Phrase Suggestions
07:45

Show real-time results, even if a user has not finished typing a full word.
Autocomplete with Results
04:57
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Finishing Up
3 Lectures 10:34

Fine-tune your search results to make them more targeted and effective.

Preview 04:43

We will look at a few strategies to deploy your search application.
Deployment
03:21

We will look at how to make sure that your data is secure.
Security
02:30
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