Build a powerful, highly performant search application with React, Apache Solr, and Drupal
This spring, our team built a high performing, ultra fast search interface for a client Drupal site using React JS, Apache Solr, and the Drupal Search API module.
This project allowed the client to leverage some of the well-established benefits of decoupling Drupal's content from the presentation layer, while also avoiding many of the challenges that complete decoupling involves.
Insights you'll get from this talk:
- We'll explain the architecture decisions and the tradeoffs needed to build this interface
- Gotchas with Apache Solr and the Search API default configuration
- Best practices for including React in your Drupal project
- Considerations for how the same technique could be used to improve other aspects of a Drupal site