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An alternative RubyGems search bar based on an opensource search engine

clurquizar profile image curquiza Originally published at blog.meilisearch.com ・1 min read

As a Rails and Ruby lover, I often search for the gem that will perfectly cover my use case. When I need to solve a problem I'm having, I want to choose the right one, the most suitable solution.

Ruby gems are extensive libraries created inside the Ruby community. The best place to find a ready solution for any task is the website rubygems.org, a public repository of gems that can be searched using the search box on the home page. RubyGems’ website is an efficient tool that facilitates the sharing and installation of packages. But although its search bar is very helpful, I decided to create an alternative search bar more suited to our needs.

Rubygems alternative search bar

I made this project with MeiliSearch, an opensource alternative to Algolia.

The complete article is available on our blog. I explain my approach in detail and how MeiliSearch works.

Hope you will enjoy my first article! 😁

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