August 20, 2010

Thank you to those who attended our webinar yesterday. Like before, we’re recapping the questions below for everyone’s sake (in no particular order).

Q: How would solve full text search with the current versions of Riak? One could also take Wriaki as an example as most wikis have some sort of fulltext search functionality.

I recommend using existing fulltext solutions. Solr has matched up well with most of the web applications I have written, and would certainly work for Wriaki as well.

Q: Where in the course of the interaction (shown on slide 18) are you defining the client ID? Don’t you need the client ID and vclock to match between updates?

On slide 42, we talk about “actors” which are essentially client IDs. Using the logged-in user as the client ID can help prevent vclock explosion and is a sensible way of structuring your updates.