Developers love IDEs for the superpowers they provide: renaming a function or variable without having to blindly search and replace; jumping straight to a function definition with a keystroke; and much more.Code-search service Sourcegraph provides those capabilities through a web-based IDE that can index most Google Go language repositories in GitHub.

And not just individual repositories–all Golang repositories, indexed together and made searchable and cross-referenceable in a single interface.[ Get the most out of collaborative programming with InfoWorld’s 20 essential pointers for Git and GitHub. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
Now Sourcegraph has unveiled that same kind of support for Java.
In addition to being a near-indispensable staple of developers worldwide, Java has far more repositories in GitHub: 3.04 million, compared to Golang’s 192,700 (according to the latest GitHub API queries).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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