Koders, Inc., creators of tools that are designed to enable organic code reuse and improve developer productivity, has announced the availability of Koders.com, a new search tool for identifying and accessing open source code on the Internet. A free search engine, Koders.com is intended to provide developers with an easy-to-use interface to find existing solutions to complex software development problems and discover new OSS (Open Source Software) projects.
Koders.com helps developers navigate the rich but fragmented open source landscape by indexing thousands of open source software projects and more than 190 million lines of code at universities, consortiums, and organizations including Apache, Mozilla, Novell Forge, SourceForge, and others. Users can search by keyword, language, and license, or perform advanced queries using enhanced syntax. Search results are displayed in a developer-friendly format that makes it easy to understand the code in its original, working context.
Koders.com also features a Project Cost Calculator that estimates the cost to develop each open source project, enabling developers and managers to better assess build-versus-buy alternatives when considering the use of open source projects in their larger development efforts. The Project Cost Calculator also provides developers with a quantifiable perspective of their contributions to the open source community.
Koders.com is the first offering introduced by Koders designed to dramatically improve developer productivity. Beta testing is currently underway for an enterprise-level solution that will enable organizations to gain a view of their source code asset base and convert it into real value.