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Better search for developers

stremovsky profile image Yuli ・1 min read

For years, I was doing software development. I used to work with different platforms and different languages. As a developer, I constantly open Google to search function' exact name and arguments, code examples or programming language tips. For example, "what is the better way to do foreach in c++". There are a hundred examples, why exactly I need to do the search.

Sometimes, I need to do copy & paste from VSCode and search in Google for a specific function name.

Today, I will share with you a small project I build in recent months.

It is a custom search engine build with Google, that has an index of developer websites only. It is available at https://codeseek.com/.

Some people will probably ask, why we need you if we have Google? I can answer that you will be more productive because you will not get unrelated search results for your search query.

In addition, I have build plugins for popular IDE - integrated development environments, like VSCode, Android Studio, IntelliJ, etc..

It is to save you a few seconds you waste on "copy & paste" from your IDE. Instead, with a right mouse click, you will be able to run the Codeseek search on the text selected.

All services are completely free. I removed the Google ads too, so, no ads.

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ttalgihon

How safe is this?

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Yuli Author

I am using google custom search at the backend, so big brother is watching.
It is not an anonymous search.

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ttalgihon

Thanks for the quick reply, I'll check it out!