Experimenting with Open Source Web Crawlers

Whether you want to do market research or gather financial risk information or just get news about your favorite footballer from various news site,  web scraping has many uses. In my quest to learn know more about web crawling and scraping , I decided to test couple of Open Source Web Crawlers which were not [...]

Search: better user experience with one line of JavaScript

What’s the cheapest trick you can do to get a better user experience on your search solution, and make your users do better search queries? Add a small line of JavaScript in your template’s document ready function:

This will do two things for the user: It’ll be easier to see the search box . [...]

Ny versjon av Comperio FRONT.NET

Comperio har gjennom tidenes løp levert over 100 søkeprosjekter. Tankegods, svette og erfaringer hentet fra dette arbeidet har krystallisert seg inn i vår egentuviklede programvare for søkeapplikasjoner: FRONT. Tidligere i vår lanserte vi versjon 5 av Java-FRONT, denne gang er det den noe yngre fetteren Comperio FRONT.NET som har fått ligge på operasjonsbordet. Hovedtrekkene i [...]

Search without search box: Recipe App – Alpha version

First thing first: I really like search as a technology. Not so much because how it helps us today, but how it can help us tomorrow. Especially on the UX front, stuff moves slowly. One of the biggest issues, in my mind, is the empty search box. That’s why I tend to look for solutions [...]

Idea: Your life searchable through Norch – NOde seaRCH, IFTTT and Google Drive

First some disclaimers: This has been posted earlier on Even though some of these ideas are not what you’d normally implement in a business environment, some of the concepts can obviously be transferred over to businesses trying to provide an efficient workplace for its employees. Norch is developed by Fergus McDowall, an employee of [...]

Bitbucket to Elasticsearch Connector

“Ability to search source code? (BB-39)” is an issue created in July 2011 on Bitbucket and its status is still new. If you have used Bitbucket before, you would have certainly noticed that there is no way to search in a repository’s source code. Now what if you had more than 200 repositories (as is [...]

SharePoint search display templates made easy

One of the most interesting features in SharePoint 2013 are the display templates. This blog post will describe how to customize a search display template in order to show the item created date. The display templates are located in the site collection root site, under the _catalogs/Display Templates folder. Each template has two files: the html [...]

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 [...]

Instant Search in SharePoint 2013

Have you been thinking about implementing instant search to your SharePoint 2013 project, but not quite sure where to start? In this blog post I will try to explain how you can easily enhance the search experience in SharePoint 2013 in a few simple steps. Instant search is widely known as «the way Google do [...]

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 [...]


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