This chapter mixed theory with practice. We started off by discussing result sources, the heart of search-driven applications. We saw examples on what result sources are, what they are used for, and got introduced to search verticals.
Query rules, the main concept of the chapter, was introduced next. Query rules are a new addition to SharePoint, and they allow us to respond intelligently to user queries. When building a query rule, you have to remember three questions: where is the user going to use this query rule (which search vertical)?, what makes this query rule fire?, and what does the query rule do once fired?
Once we understood the concept of query rules, we moved on and got introduced to the new king of search-related web parts: the content search web part.
The chapter ended with a step-by-step tutorial on creating a small and simple search-driven application based on the subjects discussed in this chapter.
While this search-driven application may seem simple, remember that...