What is Sourcegraph?
Sourcegraph is a code search engine that lets you search across hundreds of thousands of libraries and browse code in the same way you can do in a great IDE. Search for a function, see live examples of how it’s used by other repositories, and jump to the definition of other code around it—even if the definition is in a completely different repository.
Sourcegraph is a tool in the Code Search category of a tech stack.
Who uses Sourcegraph?
4 companies reportedly use Sourcegraph in their tech stacks, including Sixt, application, and araclx.
20 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Sourcegraph.
Why developers like Sourcegraph?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Sourcegraph
- Search open source and private code repositories by function or package
- find usage examples
- jump to definition
- intelligent code review
Sourcegraph Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Sourcegraph?
Your editor and web browser don't know anything about each other, which is why you end up continuously switching between them. Kite bridges that gap, bringing an internet-connected programming experience right alongside your editor.
FishEye provides a read-only window into your Subversion, Perforce, CVS, Git, and Mercurial repositories, all in one place. Keep a pulse on everything about your code: Visualize and report on activity, integrate source with JIRA issues, and search for commits, files, revisions, or people.
Hound by Etsy
Hound is an extremely fast source code search engine. The core is based on this article (and code) from Russ Cox: Regular Expression Matching with a Trigram Index. Hound itself is a static React frontend that talks to a Go backend. The backend keeps an up-to-date index for each repository and answers searches through a minimal API.