Ever gone looking for some insight into your latest rails conundrum and ended up finding answers for the wrong language that mention ruby elsewhere in the page? I know I have.
Here’s an interesting new beta project from google launched today, which allows you to create custom search engines which focus on a given topic area by customising which sites are indexed as part of the search.
I think that this could be really useful for targeted searches as it can cut out a lot of the “spam” and other less relevant sites from the search results. Also while you can get the same effect by using the site: parameter, doing that about 20 or 30 times per search doesn’t really appeal.
So here’s a Ruby on rails Search. At the moment it’s based on some sites which I use (list below), but if there are other ones that anyone would like to see include just leave a comment, or volunteer to help out on the search engine front page.
edit: Looks like quite a few people in the RoR community had this idea…. so rather than have lots of different searches doing the same thing I’ve removed my one.
But if you’re looking for a RoR search engine head over here to the Ruby Inside Search Engine