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Elasticsearch 5.x Cookbook - Third Edition by Alberto Paro

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Creating a REST plugin

In the previous recipe we read how to build an analyzer plugin that extends the query capabilities of Elasticsearch. In this recipe, we will see how to create one of the most common Elasticsearch plugins.

This kind of plugin allows the standard REST calls to be extended with custom ones to easily improve the capabilities of Elasticsearch.

In this recipe, we will see how to define a REST entry-point and create its action; in the next one, we'll see how to execute this action distributed in shards.

Getting ready

You need an up-and-running Elasticsearch installation as we described in the Downloading and installing Elasticsearch recipe in Chapter 2, Downloading and Setup.

A Maven tool, or an IDE that supports Java programming, such ...

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