Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Search added. Better or worse?

I’ve added a “true” search feature, or anyway a better one. Search is now available at all times, from a “search’ tab. You can search for books (pretty much all data is indexed), for just tags or for users.

For now it works well—searching is much faster—but I’m concerned it slows down adding records. Basically, every time it adds a book it needs to also update the index. As I’m currently indexing pretty much every field, this takes a little longer than I’d like it to. Let me know if you see the difference. And if you’re a MySQL guru, drop me a note and give me your take on all-RAM index and other options.

I’d like to add the standard bells and whistles (+/-/quotes, etc.), but I need to upgrade my database first. For now it just works work with what you give it.

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