Owen WilliamsFormer TNW employee
Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.
At your day job as a professional code Googler – I mean developer – you probably search for quick snippets multiple times a day to find the best way to perform a particular task.
Almost always as developers we end up on Stack Overflow or Mozilla Developer Network, but now Microsoft’s Bing has given us something even better: executable code directly in search results.
Thanks to a collaboration with HackerRank, if you search for something like
string concat C#, you’ll get an interactive code editor with a result that can be run directly from that page to see how it works.
It’s a seriously fantastic feature that I hope Google adds soon – I’m not sure I’d switch search engine for this, but I’m incredibly jealous. Right now it only supports C, C++, C#, Python, PHP and Java but more will come soon.
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