Searching § Thinking Sphinx. Edit via Gyoza Basic Searching Once you’ve got an index set up on your model, and have the Sphinx daemon running, then you can start to search, using a method on your model named just that.
Article.search 'pancakes' Sphinx does have some reserved characters (including the @ character), so you may need to escape your query terms. Riddle (a dependency of Thinking Sphinx) has escaping methods built-in: A Concise Guide to Using Thinking Sphinx : Freelancing Gods. Okay, it’s well past time for the companion piece to my Sphinx Primer – let’s go through the basic process of using Thinking Sphinx with Rails. Just to recap: Sphinx is a search engine that indexes data, and then you can query it with search terms to find out which documents are relevant. Why do you want to use it with Rails? Deploying a Rails app with Thinking Sphinx. For the past few years I’ve been working with Stephen P.
Anderson on a few things. The Mental Notes card deck is a brainstorming tool. “Each card describes one insight into human behavior and suggests ways to apply this to the design of Web sites, Web apps, and software applications.” In addition to those, we’ve launched a few sites for a client. Slash Dot Dash » Blog Archive » Rails searching with Sphinx. Over the weekend I was implementing search for trawlr.com using Sphinx, the nginx of the search world (fast and Russian) according to Evan Weaver.
Previously I was using Ferret, but I had to remove the search feature almost immediately due to the ferret indexes constantly corrupting and causing me a major headache. I decided to drop ferret in favour of Sphinx which I’ve lots of good things about recently. Installation on my MacBook Pro required a slight adjustment of the mysql directories with mysql5 from MacPorts. $ wget $ tar xvzf sphinx-0.9.7.tar.gz $ cd sphinx-0.9.7 $ . /configure --with-mysql-includes=/opt/local/include/mysql5/mysql/ --with-mysql-libs=/opt/local/lib/mysql5/mysql/ $ make $ sudo make install. Using Sphinx search engine in Ruby on Rails. Almost all Web-applications needs data search logic and really often this logic should have full-text search capabilities.
If you are using MySQL database, you can use its FULLTEXT search, but it’s not efficient when you have a large amout of data. In this case third party search engines used, and one of them (and I think, the most efficient) is Sphinx. Sphinx - Free open-source SQL full-text search engine.