I wrote about how to write filter queries using
Unfortunately after using ElasticSearch in the Add-ons Builder, I realized
that our code would become unwieldy and hard to read if we kept using straight
I prefer to write APIs so that are natural and conform to how I think, not one
that simply mirrors another system.
So rather than this:
I made something simpler:
Here were the design thoughts:
- I wanted something easy to remember,
S for search.
- I wanted smart defaults, by default
S() matches all documents, unless you
give it a query term.
- I didn’t want to write python that looked like Java, or JSON or even a
- I wanted to write something that felt like the Django-ORM
- Ultimately I want code that I enjoy writing.
So here it is, I expect it to power Firefox Add-ons, the Add-ons Builder and
Firefox Input shortly.
This is all part of ElasticUtils.
Let me know if you are using it, and pull requests are welcome!