Today, a web-portal that does not support APIs is not even considered a web portal! This post explains how we can implement Rails APIs in our application. It talks about API keys, API versioning and authentication techniques.
So, you think you should search data? Or filter it? And now, stream ... what? Searching for data has a performance price - we need heavy duty server resources and have delayed responses. See the LinkedIn search. Filtering for data requires us to load the entire data on the client-side (via JSON) and then filter … Continue reading StreamTable.js – The next generation search filter
Speed for search result filtering is critical. Its fine for site users to wait for some time (maybe a few seconds) to load the search results but after that filtering better be fast otherwise people lose interest. To give a simple example of how things are not user friendly is if you go to ebay.com … Continue reading filter.js – Client side search filtering using JSON and jQuery