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Search with Sunspot
Episode #278Aug 08, 2011114 comments

Search with Sunspot

Sunspot makes it easy to do full text searching through Solr. Here I show how to search on various attributes and add facets for filtering the search further. (10 minutes)
Ransack
Episode #370Aug 03, 201290 comments

Ransack

Ransack allows you to easily build complex search forms. It also helps in adding sortable links and building a dynamic advanced search page. (10 minutes)
DataTables
Episode #340Apr 11, 2012164 comments

DataTables

DataTables makes it easy to convert a plain HTML table into one with pagination, sorting, and searching - all done with JavaScript and jQuery. Here I show how to set this up and use a Rails application as the data source. (9 minutes)
ElasticSearch Part 1
Episode #306Dec 12, 201161 comments

ElasticSearch Part 1

Add full text searching using ElasticSearch and Tire. Here I will show the steps involved in adding this search to an existing application. This is the first part in a two part series. (9 minutes)
MetaWhere & MetaSearch
Episode #251Jan 31, 201162 comments

MetaWhere & MetaSearch

MetaWhere provides a way to do complex find conditions without SQL in Active Record. MetaSearch makes it easy to create search forms with many find options. (8 minutes)
Searchlogic
Episode #176Aug 24, 200992 comments

Searchlogic

Searchlogic makes searching models easier than ever with its assortment of named scopes. In this episode I show you how to create simple and advanced searches. (13 minutes)
Geocoder
Episode #273Jul 04, 201188 comments

Geocoder

If you need to work with geographic data, Geocoder is an excellent gem for converting addresses and coordinates, finding nearby locations, determining distances, and more! (8 minutes)
Thinking Sphinx
Episode #120Jul 28, 2008114 comments

Thinking Sphinx

If you need a full text search engine, Thinking Sphinx is a great solution. See why in this episode. (12 minutes)
will_paginate
Episode #51Jun 29, 2007100 comments

will_paginate

In edge rails (soon to be Rails 2.0), the built-in pagination has been moved into a plugin: classic_pagination. I recommend jumping over to the will_paginate plugin as shown in this episode. (6 minutes)