Incredibly Fast Searching With jQuery

Module Finder is a new jQuery powered search tool designed to help you find Drupal modules faster than ever before. It returns results as you're typing, highlighting keywords and looking up ratings in real time.

Searching Drupal Modules with jQuery

The search engine was built from the ground up to produce incredibly fast results. Query times average under 20 ms, and the results are cached for even faster performance.

The user interface is powered by jQuery v1.2.3 and a number of custom plugins. The jQuery Update module was used to improve compatibility with Drupal 5.

By popular demand, I will probably be releasing this tool as a public module sometime in the near future. The code was written with the Drupal Modules database in mind, but converting it to a more generic node search tool should be fairly straight forward.

If you find this tool useful, and want to contribute to building an even better data set, take 60 seconds to log in and review your favorite module. Registration is instant, and you'll even get a link back to your website.

Posted by John on 2008-03-15
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