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This session wil provide an overview of enhancements that are commonly made to the search box to provide more sophisticated user interactions. The session will overview the basics of autocomplete and autosuggest, and how to implement them in a Rails application. The session will also look at more advanced search box implementations, such as those used in applications like Facebook and Quora. The session will walkthrough implementations of each type using common tools such as jQuery/jQuery-UI, as well as provide details on gems that can be used to make the process simple. The session will also provide details on how to improve speed and performance using Rack, Sunspot and Solr to power these features.
Web Developer, Search Engineer, Entrepreneur
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