Gild, which provides a way for developers to build and share their ‘skill profiles’, this morning announced that it has acquired Coderloop, the Italian startup behind the eponymous real-time coding assessment platform.
In a message on its website, Coderloop confirms the acquisition and says it is no longer accepting new user registrations. They also say they’ll be “wrapping up operations” soon, offering users a way to migrate their profile to Gild instead.
Gild posits that Coderloop’s automated code evaluation and scoring platform will allow it to create and deploy programming challenges, similar to Facebook Puzzles and Google Code Hacks, and automatically evaluate and score code submissions at scale.
Gild’s mission is to build a skills-based network for developers from around the world.
The Coderloop team, including the founders, Federico Feroldi and Luca Bonmassar will be joining Gild. As part of the acquisition, the Coderloop developer community will join Gild’s nearly 500,000 membership base from 174 countries.
Gild was originally launched in September 2010 and is backed by Globespan Capital Partners.
Coderloop started out as an idea in November 2009, and launched in mid-2010.