This morning my favorite code search engine, Krugle, has made two big announcements:
- The launch of their second generation Code Search Appliance that can access SCM systems. If you can get your hands on one of these then you don’t have to rely on a hacked together app that searches code or worse yet, just dumping everything locally and using something like Google desktop search. Code reuse is an important part of writing programs efficiently, but it only works when you can quickly find the code you need to reuse, Krugle can make that happen.
- The second announcement is it’s OpenAPI for partners. I believe this will be good news for programmers who work with the large Dev networks that Krugle supports (IBM developerWorks, CollabNet, SourceForge.net, Yahoo! Developer Network, etc.) , and should allow for easier to use and better integrated tools.
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Happy Programmer Day! Are you still writing your own code or flailing around on Google to find a sample or snippet you need? Well kick back, relax and check out these great tools for finding code. Work smarter not harder!
- Krugle: Krugle is very impressive as a code search tool, it adds a touch of social aspect and allows searching for projects and tech pages as well as just code. Added to a large list of languages to search from and more filter options and you get an amazingly useful tool.
- Google Code Search: From Google Labs comes the best way to search for code on Google, supports a huge array of languages from Ada to Yacc. Make sure to use the advance search.
- Koders: The Koders about page claims the site is the leader in code search. A neat interface on the main page offers quick language and license search options on another long list choices. While not my favorite of the bunch I can certainly see how it’s the leader.
- O’Reilly Code Search: Search all the code examples from the O’Reilly books. I love O’Reilly books and they do a great job with the code examples. This is an excellent place to look for straightforward solutions to common problems.
- UCodit: Still in beta and worth keeping an eye on, the search and results display is very nice, but the lack of filtering on the search is a real problem.
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