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CodePilot is a Free Code Search tool for software developers - unlock a world of code. With, the answers are at your fingertips. Get quick, easy access to the code, issues, errors, and learning you need.


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  • Dann ChurchSr. Software Developer

    Makes it easier to search for code snippets!



    The team is super-responsive to questions

    Dann Church has used this product for one month.


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Ian KellyMaker@ianakelly · Founder, Experimenter, Contributor
👋 Howdy Hunters! How many times are you stuck trying to solve a code problem or trying to learn something new? If you are like me it happens every day (multiple times actually...) and finding the right answer seems like it is getting harder and harder, and even with the power of Google and question and answer sites we do not reliably find what we need. XKCD knew the struggle was real in "Wisdom of the Ancients" I really do value your feedback and my goal and my teams goal is to make a tool that solves code search, we may have a ways to go but we hope to make the job of software developer more fulfilling and less frustrating. Keep Coding! Ian Kelly Founder of
Joshua PinterPro@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@ianakelly I actually think finding the right answer is getting easier and easier with resources like StackOverflow. It's still not easy but I'd say it's getting better, not worse.
Ian KellyMaker@ianakelly · Founder, Experimenter, Contributor
@joshuapinter You are right there are so many ways things are better for developers today. My first programs were copied from a magazine, if there was a typo I would have to wait for 1-2 months for the next magazine to fix it. One thing we have learned is you need to know the sources for your tech stack, while GitHub and Stack Overflow are generic sources often having the knowledge of a great tutorial site, sample code location, or blog makes all the difference when learning something new. We have custom sources that are community built and targeted at specific tech stacks - so if you are a Vue.js developer using Nuxt you would have a separate set of sources and you would be able to filter results to make sure they shared the dependencies with your project. Lots of the hard things have been done, our goal is to make it even easier to find and curate great solutions.
Dan Smith@dsmudger
Couldn't easily tell from your website or T&Cs - what languages are supported and does any user-written code get transmitted to your (/other) servers?
Ian KellyMaker@ianakelly · Founder, Experimenter, Contributor
@dsmudger Oh thats simple Dan - We NEVER share your code with any service, we do not index or transfer code to our servers. We pass only application usage telemetry not your code. We try and do things as direct as possible so if you look at the app you are calling the APIs directly using your tokens, when a result set returns to the desktop app we call our services - this includes things like removing duplicate results (more than 50% of all GitHub repos are duplicates or partial duplicates), we do tag expansion for results and we rank sort results using a stateless ranker in AWS Lambda, which you can turn off too!
Dan Smith@dsmudger
@ianakelly Awesome, I was hoping it'd be something like that (for use at work, some places are understandably concerned about that sort of thing..), thanks for taking the time to reply!
Erick Barron@erickbarron86 · Webmaster
So this is an open source alternative to and
Ian KellyMaker@ianakelly · Founder, Experimenter, Contributor
@erickbarron86 I would say more of a different approach to the same problem set. Codota and Kite have focused on syntax using proprietary sources. So far we have focused on the first thing you do when you have a problem - You "Google It", we curate sources for Learning, Documentation, errors, and of course Code. We are adding contextual source intelligence now (lets say you are a Android developer using Litho for your UI framework and you enter your query you want to see answers and results that are specific to your needs, not just a Google search for the term.) I know that we all need more help to write awesome code and I am very happy that there are so many smart folks working in this area - I WISH THEM ALL SUCCESS!
Eric Berry@coderberry · CEO & Founder of Code Sponsor
I'm a huge fan of CodePilot. It's basically a smart, customizable search engine specifically for software engineers. It's a must-have for any developer!
San Kumar@bhatnagar_san · Creator Programming geek.
Really good idea! Excited about trying it on my desktop. Just a heads up but the site is not rendering correctly on android.
Ian KellyMaker@ianakelly · Founder, Experimenter, Contributor
@bhatnagar_san You are right San, we have not updated our site for mobile at all. :(