In the upcoming release 1.1 of the SelfDiagnose task library, a new task has been added called CheckEndecaService. Endeca is commercial software that provides excellent Search services to e.g. e-commerce web applications. This particular task checks the availability of that service and can perform a simple query. To implement this, the following snippet has been used: HttpENEConnection connection = new HttpENEConnection(); connection.setHostname(host); connection.setPort(port); UrlENEQuery eneQuery = new UrlENEQuery("N=0", "UTF-8"); ENEQueryResults eneResults = connection.