Most of the time, we programmer spend our time on google, stack Overflow or on the whole web just to find a single syntax or reference. I too have those experience on which I spend my whole night for those issue and the syntax was only a line of code. I guess I’m not a single person on earth with this issue. So what if there is any platform or a search engine for the code reference or syntax. Yeah you heard true, a SEARCH ENGINE. SyntaxDB is just a boon for the coder/programmer. Anthony Nguyen, a software developer perusing graduation degree on Computer Engineering and Economics at Queen’s University made this happen as SyntaxDB.
SyntaxDB allows users to quickly look up syntax for programming languages. SyntaxDB is designed for programmers who often need to do a Google search for their syntax needs, like these people. SyntaxDB‘s goal is to one day become the world’s fastest programming reference and with this speed and effort surely it will be one of the best search engine for programmer.
So what makes SyntaxDB awesome ?
- SyntaxDB has several integrations, including a Slack Bot (get syntax and code snippets within Slack), a Visual Studio Code extension (search syntax within your editor), and a DuckDuckGo Instant Answer (instant syntax result). These integrations are built to make syntax lookup using SyntaxDB quicker than using Google search. More are coming, specifically with plugins to support additional editors.
- All of the aforementioned integrations are built using the now available SyntaxDB API!
- All the content on the site is actually hand-written and not parsed from existing sites. The API documentation format for each language is different, so parsing wouldn’t provide a consistent experience across languages.
- Because all of the content is hand-written, there may be a few errors and omissions. If you spot one, I’d really appreciate it if you sent me a correction using the “Feedback” button on the top right of the concept’s page. I plan on tripling the amount of content on the database soon, so hopefully omissions eventually become a non-issue.
- SyntaxDB‘s database will eventually open up to contributors. If you’re interested, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll keep in the loop!
I built the site when I realized I was spending too much of my day using Google to look up code samples and simple programming syntax. SyntaxDB focuses on two things: being the fastest programming reference (cutting out clutter present in existing documentation), and having a consistent experience across all of the languages available.
Now, what will be your search engine for code reference and syntax still is it bundle of web or just SyntaxDB? For me its SyntaxDB now on. Comment your views and review below and stay tuned for more updates and post on iComDroid.