About

This blog is maintained by Itamar Syn-Hershko (contact: itamar at this domain).

I'm a frequent open-source contributor in general, a Microsoft ASP.NET / IIS MVP, an Apache Lucene.NET committer in particular, and an Elasticsearch expert. I was a core developer for RavenDB and am the author of “RavenDB in Action” published by Manning.

I'm a search engines, databases and architecture expert. I really enjoy fiddling with data, texts especially, so I frequently finds myself working on databases or search engines. Or combining both.

Among the various open-source tools I created and maintain are NAppUpdate (for auto-updating .NET applications) and HebMorph (a project for improving Hebrew search). In this blog you'll find code snippets, ideas, thoughts, and just links I had to dump somewhere. Hopefully any of those will prove useful.

I'm available for on-site consultancy and training world-wide on search technologies, Lucene, Elasticsearch and RavenDB. I co-authored the official 2-day RavenDB workshop, and am also delivering a 2-day search course every couple of months (mostly using Elasticsearch - more details here). If you're interested in doing either courses locally, feel free to contact me.