Search Engine in a Script Tweet
This is a post about running Picky in a small script.
You all know that with Picky we want the full flexibility of Ruby.
What we also want is a search engine that runs with a minimal setup. Small and sweet. Portable, lightweight, bam!
In short: Picky wants to be the Sinatra of search engines. Did we achieve this? Not yet, but we are very close indeed.
Let’s have a quick dance in the rain.
Go ahead and replace Picky with a very small script! You can copy, right? And paste? Ok. Go.
# Possible since Picky 3.2.0. # require 'picky' include Picky Thing = Struct.new :id, :name index = Index.new :test do category :name, similarity: Similarity::DoubleMetaphone.new(3) end index.replace Thing.new(1, 'Picky') index.replace Thing.new(2, 'Parslet') things = Search.new(index) do boost [:name] => +3 end p things.search("Pick").ids p things.search("Pic").to_hash p things.search("Parsley~").allocations
That’s it. Easy to just try something, and later evolve into a fully fleshed, super-powerful search engine.Next Picky Update Performance
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