Here Comes a Google for Coders

No, I promise that there is like zero references to Freddy Kruger in this article below. Actually, the article discusses a great new way to dig through code and is truly a great gift for programmers and wanna-be-types alike!

For most people, open source is a synonym for free software. But for programmers, open source is about sharing code, building on the work of others and not having to reinvent the wheel — at least, that’s the ideal. In practice, code reuse remains very low, because it’s often too hard for programmers to find relevant bits of code for their applications.

A new search engine for programmers promises to alleviate that problem by making it easier to find and share code. That in turn could increase programmers’ productivity and give a fresh boost to the open-source movement. [Read the rest]

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