code search

  • Microsoft and HackerRank bring executable code snippets to Bing’s search results pages

    Microsoft and HackerRank bring executable code snippets to Bing’s search results pages

    Sooner or later, every programmer ends up searching for code snippets and algorithms. Most search engines, though, don’t exactly specialize in code search and so you end up with a couple of links (one of them most likely to StackOverflow). Now, Microsoft has partnered with HackerRank to bring code snippets right into its Bing search results pages — and as an added twist, you… Read More

  • Ohloh Wants to Fill the Gap Left by Google Code Search

    Ohloh Wants to Fill the Gap Left by Google Code Search

    I wrote last week that GitHub is the Library of Alexandria of code. That’s not quite accurate since there are still many important open source projects hosted else where, including other repositories like Sourceforge as well as open source foundations like the Apache. Google Code Search, introduced in 2006 was meant to make it easy to search for open source code no matter where… Read More

  • Google Now Displaying Code Search Results

    Starting today Google has integrated results from Code Search as snippets in the main search results page. Code Search was launched by Google in October of 2005 as a seperate vertical search property. As the name suggests, Code Search indexes and parses source code on the web and provides users a simple but flexible search and repository browsing interface. For a Google property such as… Read More