A project I’ve been working on recently required a search feature. After a quick look around I thought I’d give a hosted solution a try – using Google Site Search. After almost a full day of banging my head against the wall – here’s what I discovered… I) The only difference between Site Search and Google Custom Search – is that you pay for Site Search and you get on-demand indexing – so you’re guaranteed (in theory) to have all of the pages in your site indexed. II) Once you’ve paid for Site Search – the control panel is effectively the Custom Search Engine Search control panel – with the on-demand option present. III) There are three ‘levels’ of control you have over the results on your site. Here’s a quick tour of each – assuming you’ve read just enough of the docs
I’ve been an IEEE and Computer Society member for a couple of years now. Trying to keep up with the IEEE publications along with my RSS Reader and tech news has been a challenge – so I’m sure I’ve missed some good stuff along the way.
I’m pretty sure that anyone who actually likes to ‘make stuff’ and has been a programmer at least once in their life – has got a short list of pet projects that he/she has started – and maybe even finished :-)
Earlier I posted about a compression filter for ASP.NET MVC that was the product of two other posts on compression and QValues. I’ve also seen a couple of posts describing different approaches to creating syndication content via ASP.NET MVC – RSS or Atom feeds.