full text search in 13 minutes

It took 13 minutes to get ferret and acts_as_ferret installed and running. Now my project (bookton) has full text search, with relevance ranking, on every table that needs it.

13 minutes. And that's with distractions.

This is why I love ruby on rails.


s. bär said...

13 Minutes, as long as you don't try to find Gödel.

leff said...

That's back in to unicode, which still has some problems in RoR. :(

I'm not sure where the problem lies in this case. It could be Rails, Ferret, or acts_as_ferret. I think it's probably one of the Ferret bits, because if you search for Escher, you can find Gödel, Escher, Bach.