April 6, 2005
O'Reilly Launches CodeZoo Open Source Component and Information Site for Developers
Sebastopol, CA--Developers have a new place to find good code components
quickly. O'Reilly Media's new CodeZoo offers a repository
of components plus a rich mix of related information from O'Reilly and
the CodeZoo community.
Created to help developers build on--and expand--the body of useful code
created by the open source community, CodeZoo saves developers from
starting each new application from scratch by making high-quality
components easily available. Each component on CodeZoo is vetted by
O'Reilly editors, and presented along with reviews, user comments, and
supporting materials drawn from O'Reilly books, articles, blogs, and
conference presentations. Initially, CodeZoo is focusing on Java
components, with plans to expand coverage to other open source languages
"There's lots of good code out there for developers who want to quickly
piece together applications, but finding it has been a chore," said
O'Reilly's Marc Hedlund, the site's manager. "CodeZoo brings it together
in one place, sorts out the good code from the bad, and augments the code
with information that helps developers use the code wisely. It's
one-button fast-forward for developers."
To give developers a single source of up-to-date information about open
source technologies, CodeZoo is tightly integrated with SpikeInfo from
SpikeSource, an open source IT services company.
SpikeInfo compiles broad technical information, summarizes project
information and revisions, and acts as a gateway to the SpikeSource build
and test results, as well as project downloads. SpikeSource is also the
exclusive sponsor of CodeZoo.
"As more enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions
deploy open source software, developers will need better search and
discover repositories to piece together all the great code that exists,"
said Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource. "Together, SpikeSource and O'Reilly
are committed to giving developers a one-stop place for up-to-date
information on open source technologies."
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
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