What´s the easier way to implement a full text search in my app

Plugin? what? Manually? How? (Soma links please)

Assuming you are using mysql the easiest way is probably mysql's fulltext search (because you don't need to worry about running indexing tools, having a search daemon running etc.)


should add that this lacks some of the sophistication of other solutions and that the reason I stopped using it on one app was because it was getting pretty sluggish with a couple of hundred thousand documents.


On May 9, 4:20 pm, Frederick Cheung <frederick.che...@gmail.com>

> > Plugin? what?

In Nick Plante and David Berube's book "Practical Rails Plugins" Chapter 16 talks about implementing the plugin Sphinx to do Full Text Search.