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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?
For the past few years I’ve been working with Stephen P.
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.
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 .