August 27, 2001

DevX launches the largest free code library on the web

Author: JT Smith

"DevX recently
launched the Web's largest free code library through a deal that adds 27,000
code samples from Sourcebank, a developer-focused search engine, to DevX's
existing library."
 PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DevX, a leading provider of
information and services for the corporate IT development community, recently
launched the Web's largest free code library through a deal that adds 27,000
code samples from Sourcebank, a developer-focused search engine, to DevX's
existing library.  Visitors to DevX's category-leading resource site devx.com
now have access to more than 38,000 free code samples to speed the completion
of development projects.
    "The library demonstrates our continued commitment to providing developers
with the resources they need to keep projects moving," said Peter Horan, CEO
of DevX.  "The reuse of code is playing an increasingly important role in
development, but without order and categorization, it will create a new glut
of information for developers.  Our library, the largest of its kind, gives
developers working in all programming languages a quick and easy way to find
thousands of organized, downloadable code samples that they can put to use
immediately."
    Under the terms of the agreement, Sourcebank's site was incorporated into
the DevX network of sites as part of the DevX Code Library
(http://www.devx.com/free/codelib/).
    As a whole, the library now contains over 38,000 downloadable code
sequences and features more than 3,500 pieces of Java code and thousands of
other source code files for C++ and Web scripting languages, such as Perl and
JavaScript.  Users can also access code samples from the archives of magazines
such as Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, Visual C++ Developers Journal,
Exchange & Outlook, and Java Pro.
    Other recent site enhancements include the redesign of the TechTips
Library, which provides thousands of concise programming tips for developers.
Users are now able to browse tips by categories that mirror the zones on the
site, which range from Web development to XML, making it easier to find
valuable instructions and information quickly.
    Accessible through devx.com, the DevX network of sites consists of leaders
in their respective vertical markets, such as Windows, Web and Database
development, as well as Java, XML, C/C++, Visual Basic and SQL.  The network
features independent technical content, expert advice, community resources,
product information, and targeted, contextual e-commerce for development
professionals.

    About DevX
    DevX is a leading provider of technical information and services that
enable corporate IT development teams to efficiently conquer development
challenges and keep projects moving.  DevX resources are available through
three main channels: the category-leading public Website, http://www.devx.com;
custom-built DevX Corporate Development Portals for corporate IT departments;
and DevX Vendor Development Portals, which enable leading IT vendors to reach
a large, influential audience seeking product and vendor-specific technical
information. Each Portal offering is comprised of a tailored mix of "just in
time" e-Learning, expert tips, code libraries, collaboration tools, and
premium content and services.
    DevX (http://www.devx.com) is based in Palo Alto, California and raised
initial investment equity in January 2000 from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
(http://www.humwin.com), a San Francisco venture capital firm.

    About Sourcebank
    Sourcebank is a collection of source code and other resources gathered
from hundreds of technical sites around the Web and brought together in one
searchable, browsable repository. SourceBank specializes in Java programming,
C++, and Web scripting languages such as Perl and JavaScript
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