Crawl interfaces for Norch running inside your browser

Posted earlier on Search Nuggets. Got an idea a while back on how we could use the JavaScript/Nodejs Search Engine Norch 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 … Continue reading Crawl interfaces for Norch running inside your browser

Idea: Search server running inside your browser

Got an idea to use the browser as a virtual machine for Norch.┬áNorch 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 … Continue reading Idea: Search server running inside your browser

Recipe search app: Getting the documents

Instead of Scrapy as the crawler, I've changed to forage-fetch from the Forage Search Engine. It's a search engine written in Javascript on top of Node.js, and a bit unfinished. The main reason I've chosen it is that it's really simple to use compared to Scrapy. Also, it separates the fetching of documents and processing … Continue reading Recipe search app: Getting the documents