Black Duck Software, the company behind the Koders.com code search engine, have announced that the site has been revamped today, allowing developers to browse the over 2.4 billion lines of code from open source projects using a tree based project view. The enhancements to the site include a "heat map" which associates common search terms with solutions, quick cut and paste file downloads for code fragments, improved information on the location of indexed projects and improvements to the underlying search functionality.
Other new features include the ability for web masters to use Koders.com widgets on their site, customisable for particular projects, so that readers of the projects website can user Koders.com's search functions. The site also offers a "ROI calculator" which can calculate the value of a project; Black Duck suggest this feature is useful for estimating how much adopting an open source component would save compared to developing the code yourself.
Black Duck are also encouraging any projects not currently indexed by the site to add themselves through a Submit Project page. Eran Strod, director of product marketing said that "Our mission for Koders is to promote the reuse of open source in software development by providing programmers with a single, convenient place to find open source code that is relevant to their development efforts."
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