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Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL
Episode #343Apr 17, 2012119 comments

Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL

Postgres offers full-text searching right out of the box. This episode shows how to write queries from scratch, apply tools like Texticle and pg_search, and optimize performance through indexes. (16 minutes)
Advanced Search Form (revised)
Episode #111Nov 17, 201155 comments

Advanced Search Form (revised)

It is often best to use a GET request when submitting a search form, however if it is an advanced search form with a lot of fields then this may not be ideal. Here I show how to create a search resource to handle this. (6 minutes)
Search with Sunspot
Episode #278Aug 08, 2011110 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)
Search, Sort, Paginate with AJAX
Episode #240Nov 15, 2010117 comments

Search, Sort, Paginate with AJAX

Many administration pages have search, sorting, and pagination on the index page. See how to add all of this including AJAX. (13 minutes)
Ransack
Episode #370Aug 03, 201285 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)
Thinking Sphinx (revised)
Episode #120Dec 09, 201141 comments

Thinking Sphinx (revised)

Sphinx is a full-text search engine for use with MySQL or PostgreSQL. Learn how to add Thinking Sphinx by defining an index on your model and searching with various options. (10 minutes)
ElasticSearch Part 1
Episode #306Dec 12, 201160 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)
Advanced Search Form
Episode #111May 26, 2008102 comments

Advanced Search Form

If you need to create an advanced search with a lot of fields, it may not be ideal to use a GET request as I showed in episode 37. In this episode I will show you how to handle this by creating a Search resource. (7 minutes)
ElasticSearch Part 2
Episode #307Dec 12, 201157 comments

ElasticSearch Part 2

This final part on ElasticSearch and Tire will show how to make more complex search queries, customize the indexing, and add facets. (16 minutes)
Simple Search Form
Episode #37May 28, 2007129 comments

Simple Search Form

A search form is quite different than other forms, this is because it does not deal with model's attributes. See a good way to add a simple search form in this episode. (6 minutes)