Azure Search is a great service that allows developers to add search functionality in their applications. I blogged about how to index and query data from SQL Server using Azure Search before. Today, I want to talk about a more advanced scenario and one that could be more common than you think. By default, every Search index is designed to pull data from one source. The source can be a SQL Database, a blob storage or Azure Table Storage. However, there are valid scenarios where you may want to combined data from multiple sources in the same search index. There …[read more]
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Another day and another opportunity to work with an exciting Azure service. This post is all about Azure Search, a sleeping giant that apparently can do some pretty impressive things that not many of us know about. Azure Search is a managed search service that you can implement to provide search services to your applications. The search service comes with a powerful REST API that allows you to both managed and consume although there are equally powerful SDKs to help you achieve the same. In the end, like with most Azure SDKs, the code is just a wrapper around the …[read more]
I have been using the Ghost platform as my main blog engine for over a year now. There have been ups and downs and in general I have enjoyed the features that it offers. However, like many people found along the way, there are features missing, some of them quite important (see 'search'). I admit that Ghost is still a platform in progress and new features are being added with every release, but it seems that in their effort to provide a simple blog engine, they oversimplified things. Up until now I have been using Tapir to provide search results …[read more]
If you have decided to use Ghost as your blog engine, you may soon realize that it's missing one vital thing and that Searching. Since I tend to use my blog as a knoweldge base and a repository of things that took effort to implement, I want to be able to search my content at any time with ease. Although I believe that the Ghost developers are actively working on integrating Search in the blog engine, there are only a couple of solutions at the moment to help you implement search yourself. One is Google Search and the other is …[read more]