This is part 1 in a series of a few that helps people explore the Apache Solr module.
This tutorial explains visually how to install the module and how to get started with the solr server. My plan is to create a bunch of these tutorials to help people out. I hope I can cover all the UI + all API functions at least once in practice.
A quick and simple guide to get Drupal 7 and Apache Solr version 3.5 or higher running on your local development machine! For the ones that have been resistant in trying out Apache Solr, this is your chance. If you are running an OSX or Unix machine you could be running Apache Solr in under 5 minutes!
Follow these simple steps and you will become a Solr Master very soon!