Flexible Searching with Solr and Sunspot
Just about every type of datastore has some form of indexing. A typical relational database, such as MySQL or PostreSQL, can index fields for efficient querying. Most document databases, like MongoDB, contain indexing as well. Indexing in a relational database is almost always done for one reason: speed. However, sometimes you need more than just […]
SOA for the Little Guys
SOA, or Service-Oriented Architecture, is often tossed around as an enterprise-only term, used by companies no smaller than Amazon. Fear not, SOA can be used by the Little Guys too! Let’s break the mold.