5 reasons Lebron is the future, or why the Forage search engine will rock

The Lebron stack Last week, I saw the future. Wohaa, that’s always a great feeling.  I’ve seen it in earlier weeks also, but now it was even brighter than before. For me, it’s still called the Lebron Stack as Max Ogden explains it and consists of LevelDB, Browserify and npm. All this is mostly happening [...]

Crawl interfaces for Forage running inside your browser

Got an idea a while back on how we could use the JavaScript/Nodejs Search Engine Forage so that the users would have their own search server inside the browser. The main takeaway from this would be that you don’t need to install anything to test the search engine. Since last time, I’ve made a quick [...]

Idea: search server running inside browser

Got an idea to use the browser as a virtual machine for Forage Forage is Fergus McDowall’s pet project: A search server written in JavaScript and based on Node.js and LevelDB. Since it’s JavaScript, and HTML5 local storage has the same key/value storage as levelDB (HTML5 local storage for Chrome actually is levelDB) it has the [...]

The Seasonal Food Recipe Web Application

So, what’s this you ask? It’s a series of mini-hackathons some of us at Comperio are doing to achieve a small list of goals: Learn more about search, both tech and UX. Show that a nice search user experience doesn’t need a search input box. Show a search that is light weight. Generally, build something [...]

Get the new version of Forage, the search server for node.js

The new version of Forage is out! 0.3.0 fixes lots niggles with indexing, and gives a pretty hefty improvement to memory usage. There is also a built in matcher for creating cool auto-suggest and auto-complete controls based on the content of the corpus. In related news there is now a family of crawling tools which [...]

Norch is changing its name to Forage

“Norch” appears to be a colloquialism in some far flung corners of the Globe, and this unfortunate semantic mixup was slowing adoption of the otherwise excellent search server formally known as Norch. Henceforth, said search server shall be known as Forage. Check it out here and update all favourites and bookmarks accordingly. In related news, [...]

Norch- a search engine for node.js

***** UPDATE 10th Sept 2013: Norch is now known as Forage- read about this change here ***** Norch is a search engine written for Node.js. Norch uses the Node search-index module which is in turn written using the super fast levelDB library that Google open-sourced in 2011. The aim of Norch is to make a [...]


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