When an app requires full-text search developers usually have two major contenders to choose from: Solr and ElasticSearch. Each addresses different use cases, but generally, ElasticSearch performs noticeably better when an app expects frequent reindexing, as is often the case. Gems like Tire make setting up ElasticSearch a breeze, but setting up more advanced indexes and interfacing with ActiveRecord can sometimes be a pain. Read on to see how to make your life easier with ElasticSearch and Tire.
Apple’s WWDC is next week! Woot! But I know a lot of folks can’t make it to WWDC. There are a number of conferences happening over the summer for folks to get their technical info fix.