Building the foundation of code search with Han-Wen Nienhuys, creator of Zoekt


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How do Google developers create and popularize internal tools? In this episode of the Sourcegraph Podcast, Han-Wen Nienhuys, creator of the open-source code search engine Zoekt, joins Beyang Liu, co-founder and CTO of Sourcegraph, to discuss the agonizing experience with Perforce that drove Han-Wen to build his first dev tool, explain the value of coding on trains and planes, and share the story of how building code search nearly inspired a street named after him in Sweden. Along the way, Han-Wen offers an inside look at the history behind some of Google’s most famous dev tools, such as Blaze, Code Search, and Piper.
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