Chapter 11. Accessing Lucene natively

This chapter covers
  • Utilizing the SearchFactory
  • Accessing Lucene directories
  • Working with
  • DirectoryProviders
  • Exploiting projections

If you have not realized it by now, or you just started reading this chapter first, Lucene is the driving force behind the Hibernate Search framework. The entire book up to this point has been dedicated to helping you understand how to implement Hibernate Search in your application. Eventually, everyone has questions related to working with Lucene directly. We hear questions similar to the following all the time:

  • Hibernate Search’s default constructs won’t work for me. Now what do I do?
  • I know Hibernate Search takes care of a lot of things for me, but I need to get at Lucene ...

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