If you work with Lucene, then you know that you need to write your own GUI for testing the Lucene index. This can be a little annoying as the purpose of using Lucene is to quickly index content and retrieve it. Writing a GUI to test if Lucene is indexing the content correctly detracts from the purpose of using Lucene.
I was really kicked to find this nifty little utility called “Luke” that provides a GUI for testing Lucene indexes that have been created. I’ve been using it for a about an hour now, and simply love it.
Luke can be downloaded from this site.