Black Duck Software has acquired the assets of Koders, Inc., the company that launched koders.com, a popular on-line search engine for open source software and other Web-downloadable code. Koders.com gets over 30,000 developers each day searching and accessing open source code, methods, examples, algorithms, and solutions in over 766 million lines of code written in over 30 languages and identified with 28 software licenses.
With this acquisition, Black Duck is doing even more to help software development teams find, reuse, and manage open source software by incorporating Koders’ search capability into our highly successful open source product portfolio. Specifically, the combination of Koders software code search engine with Black Duck’s
Black Duck will add code and metadata from the Black Duck KnowledgeBase to Koders’ search database, the industry’s most complete database of open source and third-party code, containing more than 520 million code files, representing many billions of lines of code.
Black Duck now offers the industry’s most comprehensive array of capabilities for incorporating open source software into application development:
- Code search: With Koders, Black Duck gains a powerful code search engine that can search for specific code functions or solutions in repositories across the Internet.
- Component search:
enables development teams to search a KnowledgeBase containing hundreds of thousands of open source components. Developers can internally publish a catalog of approved open source components to facilitate reuse within their own organizations. Black Duck Code Center
- Fragment/File search: Black Duck protexIP automates the review of code and finds unapproved code fragments, files, or entire components that were integrated into a code base without adhering to a company’s open source review policies. This capability can be used to uncover licensing violations, security issues, unsupported open source code, and outdated code.
Going forward, we are committed to maintaining and improving the koders.com site as a free resource. All of us at Black Duck are excited to be doing even more to advance the cause of open source software. The revolution continues.