Tried to add search to blog app

I have to laugh or else I’d be crying or raging…

One of the features I’ve wanted to add to the Shadow Blog is search capability. I came across a Railscasts episode in which Ryan Bates demonstrates the Sunspot gem.

I installed the gem and got everything working in development mode then I tried uploading to Heroku…except I found out that using solr search on Heroku is not free! $20 per month! OMG.

I spent about 1.5 hours troubleshooting and installing only to find out it was all for nothing and I couldn’t use the functionality on the free tier of Heroku. Well, at least I got my Rails coding in for the day…

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