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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)
DataTables
Episode #340Apr 11, 2012161 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, 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)
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)
MetaWhere & MetaSearch
Episode #251Jan 31, 201160 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)
Migrating to PostgreSQL
Episode #342Apr 17, 2012127 comments

Migrating to PostgreSQL

Postgres is a feature-packed relational database that every Rails developer should consider using. Here you will learn how to install it, add it to a new application, and transition from an existing SQLite app using the "taps" gem. (8 minutes)
Searchlogic
Episode #176Aug 24, 200990 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)