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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Krugle Announces Search Engine For Source Code At DEMO Conference

DEMO 2006
Krugle, Inc. unveiled its search engine for source code and related technical content. The Krugle search solution promises to deliver easy access to code and other highly relevant technical information in a single, convenient, easy-to-use interface.

“Krugle is a search engine for programmers”, said Krugle Co-Founder and CEO, Steve Larsen “Today programming is more about efficiently assembling and integrating code, than it is about writing new code from scratch. The problem is, finding and evaluating the available code takes too much time. That’s the problem Krugle solves”.

Finding Code: Finding, evaluating and downloading the right code is a common developer task that consumes massive amounts of developer time. “This process has difficulties because of the way software projects and components are currently accessed on the Internet”, notes Ken Krugler, Krugle’s co-founder and CTO. ”While current search engines are OK at finding Web pages, they don’t crawl source code repositories, archives or knowledge bases, and they don’t leverage the inherent structure of code to support the types of searches programmers need”.

Finding Answers: Developers sift through many separate pieces of information (project information, documentation, license information, tips & hints, user reviews, legal information) must be considered when making decisions on what code to use. Krugle delivers the precise information a programmer needs to solve their immediate problem.

Beyond Search: Krugle also improves communication between programmers by allowing them to add their commentary in a layer that floats above the source code. In addition, Krugle allows programmers to permanently tag code, and sets of search results, and easily share them with their colleagues.

“The implications of the open source movement are dramatic and can’t be understated,” noted Chris Shipley, Executive Producer of the DEMO Conferences. “Everyone agrees that open source is the wave of the future, and Krugle is riding that wave by helping programmers find the code they need to do their job”.

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