Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
Brad Neuberg has built a very easy to use client side search tool called PubTools Search using Gears. The project is open source and provides a great avenue to share knowledge on Gears itself.
To accompany the code, Brad wrote a detailed article:
Did you know that you can use Gearsto do fast, client-side searching of data, similar to a client-side search engine? Gears bundles Full-Text Search (FTS) abilities right into its local, SQLite database. MySpace, for example, uses this feature with their MySpace Mail application, downloading all of a user’s messages for fast, client-side search. Because all of the data is local, you can do nifty things like search over the data in real-time as the user types, something that is much harder if you have to query over the network to a server to do the searching.
Brad sat down with me to discuss the project, some of the best practices, and his use of Dojo.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am