If you use Firefox, you’re in for a treat. If not, please download it and resume reading about Ubiquity and how you can use it to query the Oracle database documentation library and do other neat stuff using simple commands.
Cool, isn’t it? Go ahead, install Ubiquity 0.1.1 and give it a whirl.
OK, now that you have Ubiquity enabled in your Firefox browser, visit the following page:
When you are on that page, you will get a message offering you the choice of subscribing to my Ubiquity commands which are also listed on the page.
Currently, I have only one command: oradoc. It is similar to Don’s command but it has the added feature of displaying the search results in Ubiquity’s preview area.
Currently the preview is for Oracle database 11g and 10g documentation libraries. This was possible because John provided an RSS feed for DB 11g search results. I used Dapper to create the DB 10g search results feed.
I use and parse the feeds in the command code to generate the preview using jQuery’s AJAX and XML Goodness.
By the way, you can use Ubiquity’s “search” command to search with your Oracle Search Plugins, or other search plugins, installed in your browser’s search bar.
Here is a short screencast that demonstrates how to use the oradoc Ubiquity command and shows you other neat Ubiquity features: Click here to see the screencast.