Feature Philosophy

floere edited this page Nov 29, 2010 · 3 revisions

Features are added like this:

  • If it is relatively easy to do, I write a feature myself (like the similarity search).
  • If it is relatively easy to do, but not perfect, I write it myself too, with the option of adding an adapter to another search engine later (like geo search).
  • If it is hard to do (and it is too much against Picky’s structure and way of doing things), I write a Query object that uses another search engine (no example yet).

The geo search, for example, will feature a square search area, instead of a true circle, to begin with. This will cover 80% of the user’s needs. If a truly circular search is needed, or a better approximation of it, I will implement a better strategy.