SOURCE: Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software

December 28, 2009 11:13 ET

Black Duck Software and Identify 2009's Most Popular Computer Language Keywords

"12 Days of Code Search" Based on Hundreds of Thousands of Searches Performed on

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 28, 2009) -, the leading software code search engine, today issued a summary of the most popular computer language keywords, files and projects used by developers in December, 2009. Analyzing search engine trends in a number of different computer languages, the "12 Days of Code Search" is based on hundreds of thousands of searches and downloads performed by thousands of users. Results were compiled and analyzed by Black Duck Software, the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software at enterprise scale.

Powered by Black Duck Software, is a free code search website serving tens of thousands of unique visitors per day. includes 2.5 billion lines of open source code collected from more than 4,500 Internet sites. Black Duck has increased the open source software code available through by 400 percent since acquiring the site in 2008. To identify the most popular open source software keywords and projects and to access code, visit

Findings from 2009's "Twelve Days of Code Search"

Most popular search keyword: include
Most downloaded file: cdefs.h from the snort project
Most viewed C-language project: GNU Core Utilities

Most popular search keyword:  windows.h.
Most downloaded file: GPSInterface_Serial.cpp from the Roadnav project.
Most viewed C++ language project: TONG.

Most popular search keyword: java
Most downloaded file: from the Java LDAP Server project.
Most viewed Java language project: Java LDAP Server.

Most popular search keyword: window.
Most downloaded file: javascript.js from the PHP MMORPG project.
Most viewed Javascript language project: eGroupWare.

Most popular search keyword: forum.The
Most downloaded file: demo31_show_who_is_online-chat.php from the
phpFreeChat project.
Most viewed PHP language project: PHP MMORPG.

Most popular search keyword: readdir
Most downloaded file: from the project Ethereal Darkness.
Most viewed Perl language project: ActivePerl.

Most popular search keyword: wxpython.
Most downloaded file: from the Cygwin Ports -QScintilla (Qt3)
Most viewed Python language project: DocEng Toolkit.

Most popular search keyword: oracle
Most downloaded file: Create Trigger Basic Template.sql from the
sqlWebArchitect project.
Most viewed SQL language project: sqlWebArchitect.

Most popular search keyword: gridview
Most downloaded file: socketMembers.cs from the Networking .NET Class
Library - NetCl project. The most viewed C# language project on
was ImageMaster.

Most popular search keyword: thread.
Most downloaded file was IcsMD5.pas from the Simple Reverse Proxy
(pxy)(pxy) project
Most viewed Delphi language project: FreePascal.

Most popular search keyword: socket
Most downloaded file was echo_cli.rb from the RubyPKI project.
Most viewed Ruby language project:  Dango.

As a 12th day surprise for the community, Black Duck announced that it has added about 100 million lines of code (LOC) to, officially breaking the 2.5 billion LOC barrier. Billions more lines of code are covered by Black Duck in its KnowledgeBase. "Our goal is to make the code in the KnowledgeBase available as a free resource for the global development community," said Peter Vescuso, Executive Vice President, Black Duck Software. "In addition, we are productizing the code search in Koders so that developers can apply search to their own code, inside the firewall. We call it Black Duck Code Sight™, and it's available free for use with up to 5 million or fewer lines of code, and also as an upgradeable Enterprise Edition. We believe code search is a significant productivity booster for software developers, and are excited, on the 12th day of code search, to make Code Sight available to developers," added Vescuso.

About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, security and compliance challenges associated with open source software. Black Duck Software powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as distribution partners throughout the world. For more information, visit

Black Duck, Know Your Code and the Black Duck logo are registered trademarks of Black Duck Software, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Koders is a trademark of Black Duck Software, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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