Flex Search Mashup

Posted on November 16, 2006 | 3 comments

I decided to create a mashup on top of the new Flex Search that just came out.
Background, Ted Patrick just released the Flex Search Alpha1 API. He created a basic application on top of the remoting API. The Flex Search API has the following current features:

  • Search Flexcoders, FlexComponents, Flex Dev Center, Flex Documentation, AS3 Documentation and soon blog posts on flex.
  • Boolean Search syntax:
      Cairngorm –> Search for Cairngorm
      +Cairngorm -flexcoders –> Require ‘Cairngorm’, remove ‘flexcoders’
      flash.net.* –> Wildcards supported
  • AMF Remoting API with server caching logic. Only unique requests hit the database as a search. 2nd request is cached. Also when the index is rebuilt, the URL’s can be replayed caching prior content.
  • Search reporting and metrics for tuning. All searches are stored.

You can find more on Ted’s site here.

What I decided to do was make my own mashup using the Flex Search API. The application was a created pretty quickly so let me know if there are any issues. It lets search and browse the pages through an iFrame on top of the search results.

Here is the live example.

Right click to view the source or get it here.

  • http://www.abdulqabiz.com Abdul Qabiz

    Cool! This lets me see results faster…


  • http://www.renaun.com Renaun Erickson

    yeah i had a similar idea to what you posted on Ted’s comments, and couldn’t resist doing something about it. hehe

  • http://casario.blogs.com Marco Casario

    Cool !
    Great job man ;)

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