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](https://cmatskas.com/indexing-and-searching-sql-server-data-with-azure-search/" target="_blank) 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 …[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](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-what-is-azure-search" target="_blank), 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 …[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]