Chapter 26. Integrating Search Functionality


As you have seen, a database exists for the sole purpose of storing data. Tables exist to separate that data into well-structured and meaningful blocks of information that can be accessed at any time in an ordered manner. Most successful websites exist because the information in those sites is relatively easy to access. When you search for a book on, for example, you expect to find it within seconds of being on the site. You type a book name, click Search, and the results appear in a well-structured and elegant manner. If you visit eBay’s website in an effort to ...

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