Sourcegraph: the best way to read code just got better
Today, we’re announcing a new edition ofSourcegraph that makes it even faster and easier to answer your everyday programming questions. If you code in Go,check it out now. If you use another language,sign up for the beta — we’ll have news for you in the next couple of weeks!
If you’re new to Sourcegraph, you can think of it as an online code browser that feels like your favorite IDE. But instead of your local workspace, we’ve already indexed all the Go code in the world. It makes figuring out how to use libraries and understanding existing code a breeze. Here’s what some well-known members of the Go open-source community are saying:
“Sourcegraph is so intuitive that you soon forget you have it, but so useful that if you use GitHub without it, it just feels like all your favorite features are missing.” — Francesc Campoy , developer advocate on the Go core team
“I use Sourcegraph to become more familiar and productive with new libraries really fast. It makes reading code a breeze.” — Matt Holt , author of the popular Caddy web server
“Sourcegraph’s Chrome extension has become indispensable for browsing open-source code.” — Alan Shreve , creator of ngrok and equinox.io
And today, it gets even better.
The new Sourcegraph looks fast and is fast. We’ve listened to the feedback of thousands of developers using Sourcegraph for both open-source and private code. Sourcegraph is now smarter, faster, and re-designed from the ground up to address the most common pains of reading and understanding code. How exactly?
Fast code browsing : Jump-to-def, find-refs, and symbol search are now super fast and reliable—still without any configuration required.
A redesigned UI targets the most common tasks and puts every function, class, and important variable just a few keystrokes away.
It just works on a lot more repositories, public and private, which means you won’t have to fall back to context-switching to other tools.
All these features are live now, sogo check it out. If you use a language other than Go,stay tuned — we’ll have some news for you in the next couple of weeks.
Faster and easier to use than ever before
Here’s the whirlwind tour of usability and performance improvements that we’re shipping today.
Jumping to definition used to take a second or longer. Now it feels almost instant, even if the definition lives in another repository. And if you want to view the def without losing your place in the current file, you can sneak a peek:
Jump to (or peek at) a definition. Mouse-over tooltips are a lot speedier, too. Hover over any token for additional context like type signatures and docs.