efficiently finding lots of sites

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 15 17:44:58 UTC 2008


It's a wonderful variant of autocomplete. And yes, it is a huge  
opportunity...

- Eli

On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:30 AM, Jess Mitchell wrote:

> I remember in Paris, the MyCamTools folks looking at a tool that  
> would let them accomplish what Nathan had in his designs:   
> basically, as the user types, the list of sites narrows to only  
> those that match the text typed.  I also remember that Erin had a  
> bit of this in the early designs for Pager.
>
> Is there an opportunity here?
>
> Jess
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> Begin forwarded message:
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>> From: "Adam Marshall" <adam.marshall at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
>> Date: August 15, 2008 4:11:09 AM EDT
>> To: "'sakai-dev sakai-dev'" <sakai-dev at collab.sakaiproject.org>
>> Subject: RE: efficiently finding lots of sites
>>
>> This would interest us too.
>>
>> Adam
>>
>> From: David Haines [mailto:dlhaines at umich.edu]
>> Sent: 14 August 2008 19:29
>> To: sakai-dev sakai-dev
>> Subject: efficiently finding lots of sites
>>
>> At Michigan we are going to need to find all of the "My Workspace"  
>> sites that don't contain a particular tool (so we can make sure we  
>> can safely insert that tool).  We have several tens of thousands of  
>> users so the method must be reasonably efficient, and I'd like to  
>> avoid going straight to SQL if possible.  I can think of several  
>> inefficient ways to generate the list via the Sakai APIs.  Does  
>> anyone have a idea about how to do this efficiently with the Sakai  
>> APIs?
>>
>> We'll going need to do this more than once so it is worth some  
>> effort for us to avoid having to handcraft a solution every time.
>>
>> Thanks - Dave
>>
>> David Haines
>> CTools Developer
>> Digital Media Commons
>> University of Michigan
>> dlhaines at umich.edu
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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley


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