Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint provides organization with enterprise search and information retrieval capabilities. FAST provides a simple API to query documents index in a FAST server. The FAST Search API is available in Esp-SearchApi assembly. Esp-SearchApi assembly is available for Microsoft Connect Developers.

Here is a Hello-World program for searching using FAST Search API:

To query FAST, create a search engine using URL of the FAST server. Build a FAST query using FAST Query Language (FQL). Use the Search method in SearchEngine. The query results are neatly packaged into a IQueryResult interface.

Introduction to FAST Search API
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