Monday, October 29, 2007

Use Ruby on Rails to create a social networking Web site with full community searching and browsing functionality

Ruby on Rails is fast displacing PHP, ASP, and J2EE as programmers' development framework of choice, thanks to its elegant design and emphasis on practical results. Learn how to build large-scale projects with Rails by developing a real-world application: a social networking Web site like MySpace, Facebook, or Friendster. In this chapter download from RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails, focus on adding searching and browsing functionality to your site. First, add full-text search to your site using the open-source tool Ferret. Then, stalker-enable your site by adding the ability to browse by age, sex, and location.

Title: RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails
Author: Michael Hartl, Aurelius Prochazka
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Chapter 11: Searching and Browsing
ISBN: 0-321-48079-1; Copyright 2008 Addison Wesley Professional. All rights reserved.
Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from Addison Wesley Professional

here is a sample version of Chapter 11 of this book.

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