I have a few ideas about plugins. I want to use solr to create a plugin that updates the view in an ajax fashion. So basically on each keypress I ask for some data and in realtime update the list of posts/topics.
I also want to have a filtering dropdown that allows me to select if I want to view the "latest" posts, "popular posts", or "unanswered" posts while updating the list in realtime.
Normally I would use angular, or backbone for a job like this, theoretically I could implement them and copy the template from my theme into a client side template and hack like that, but its messy.
I am curious how can I make some calls i.e solr/filterBy then use the response to update the view in a NodeBB way?
I can dig into some existing plugins, but I want to ask here for some insights and possibly be pointed towards themes/plugins that have similar like features. I know NodeBB is already using ajaxify, so I could read more about it and maybe I can do something with that.