The problem

Search is a hard problem, it really is. Let me show this by using an example of a food chain that wants to add Drupal as their homepage of the whole chain. Of course, like many other organisations they do not only have Drupal running but also a subset of other web frameworks open and closed source systems.

We had another Drupal Search and Solr office hours. This time mkalkbrenner came to us with a list of issues that he really wanted to see resolved as he already applied them in production.

His use case was a (pay attention!) Drupal site with the following features

Mooi gerenoveerd appartement op het gelijkvloers in klein gebouw (4 appartementen).

In analogy to the article of the site, I'll try to give you a tutorial on how to run Drupal on HHVM

Installing HHVM

For the sake of this case-study, I used a Vagrant Ubuntu “Precise” 12.04 as my linux distribution. Also, to not screw up my local development machine, I'll be using disposable virtual boxes.

Drupal Search has a great ecosystem of modules to integrate with technologies such as Solr. However, it needs more vision and direction to grow and be a great platform where other developers feel comfortable with and are able to make the right decisions. Also