Bo Andersen

I am a back-end web developer with a passion for open source technologies. I have been a PHP developer for many years, and also have experience with Java and Spring Framework. I currently work full time as a lead developer. Apart from that, I also spend time on making online courses, so be sure to check those out!

Posts by Bo Andersen

Creating an Index

January 6, 2016 by
Part 6 of 35 in the Complete Guide to Elasticsearch series

In this article, we will see how to add an index to our Elasticsearch cluster. To do this, we will be using the Kibana plugin, Sense, which we installed in a previous article. To create an index in Elasticsearch, simply issue a PUT request like below. PUT /ecommerce { } This command is translated into an HTTP… read more


January 6, 2016 by
Part 2 of 35 in the Complete Guide to Elasticsearch series

In this article, we will be walking through the terminology that you should be familiar with when working with Elasticsearch. Near real-time First, we will discuss what is meant by Elasticsearch being a near real-time search engine, something that was briefly mentioned in a previous article in this series. What this means, is that at the point in time one makes… read more

Unity 5.3 Released – Supports In-App Purchases

January 6, 2016 by

Unity Technologies has released a new version of the popular game development tool Unity, increasing the latest version to 5.3. Among the changes is a new OpenGL engine which utilizes OpenGL 4.x, as OpenGL 2.1 is scheduled to be removed with the Unity 5.4 release that is scheduled for March 2016. Other news include experimental… read more

Introduction to Elasticsearch

January 2, 2016 by
Part 1 of 35 in the Complete Guide to Elasticsearch series

Elasticsearch is an open source search server that is built on Apache Lucene. It uses Lucene as the core search engine, but provides many features that are not part of Lucene. For example, usage of Elasticsearch relies on a comprehensive REST API. Like Apache Lucene, Elasticsearch is written in Java and is therefore cross-platform and… read more

France Considers to Ban Tor and Free Wi-fi After Paris Attacks

December 25, 2015 by

After the terrible and much condemned terrorist attacks in Paris last month, France is now considering to ban the Tor network as well as free wi-fi hotspots. Tor is a free network that allows users to remain anonymous while browsing the web, and is often used by people who are concerned with privacy and journalists who… read more

The Creator of Bitcoin Likely to be Found

December 25, 2015 by

The media Gizmodo claims to have found the creator of the virtual currency Bitcoin, after investigating the matter for a month. It has long been a mystery who was behind the increasingly popular currency, but no one had yet been succesful in finding proof that would lead to its creator. Gizmodo now claims to have… read more

Mozilla Gives Up on Firefox OS for Smartphones

December 21, 2015 by

Mozilla no longer wants to compete with Google’s Android on the smartphone market. This is apparent after Mozilla has decided to stop developing and selling Firefox OS for smartphones. Mozilla will, however, continue to experiment with how Firefox OS can be used on other types of devices such as Internet of Things. Below is the… read more

Microsoft Open Sources its JavaScript Engine

December 13, 2015 by

Apple recently open sourced its Swift programming language, but now Microsoft has decided to open source its JavaScript engine. This follows a trend where the large IT companies open source many technologies. Google and Facebook has done this for a while, but lately Microsoft and Apple have followed suit. Specifically, Microsoft is releasing the Chakra… read more

Apple Releases Swift as Open Source on GitHub

December 13, 2015 by

In June, Apple announced that it would make its new programming language, Swift, available as open source within the year of 2015. This came as a surprise for many, as Apple’s technologies have traditionally been thought of as closed, due to the fact that they were proprietary and that the source code was not available… read more

Listing All Indexes in Elasticsearch Cluster

December 10, 2015 by

If you want to list all of the indexes within an Elasticsearch cluster, then there are a few ways to do just that. The following examples are going to assume the usage of cURL to issue HTTP requests, but any similar tool will do as well. It is also possible to use the Kibana plugin… read more