2/7/2006

Programmers Get Krugle, New Source Code Search Engine

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:07 am

The tool, known as Krugle, is designed to deliver easy access to source code and other highly relevant technical information in a single, convenient, clean, easy-to-use interface, according to the company.

Krugle works by crawling, parsing, and indexing code found in open-source repositories and code that exists in archives, mailing lists, blogs and Web pages.

It’s based on a combination of open-source and proprietary technology, according to the company.

On the open-source side, it’s based on the Apache Software Foundation’s Nutch and Lucene Web search projects, as well as on the Antlr (ANother Tool for Language Recognition) parser generator.

Krugle is scheduled to go-live on March 8th at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, San Diego, but you can sign up for a beta test for free.

Krugle is not the only source code search engine, there are several more such as Koders and codase which already index thousands of source code lines. How Krugle compares with those, we’ll just have to wait and see.



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2 Responses to “Programmers Get Krugle, New Source Code Search Engine”

  1. Juan Gonzales Says:

    another knock off of koders, like codase and docjar. all of these are useful, but nothing compares to koders. they did it right with their plugins. i’m spending less time searching and more time finding code with the smartsearch feature. the Eclipse plugin sends alerts when there is available code that matches my projects. i don’t even have to search for it!

    if you don’t have the plugin already you can get it here free, (VS.Net too if you swing that way)
    http://www.koders.com/info.aspx?c=tools#IDEs

  2. mightymike Says:

    I try http://www.codase.com sometimes, it’s ok. I am excited about krugle. The sreenshots look sharp.

    Will have to try these plugins too. Thanks for the heads up Juan.

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