“Google does a lot of good for developers. At one time or
another, I’d bet that many developers have played with a Google API
at some point.
Developers have also come to rely on Google’s Code Search over
the years. It’s a service that I first wrote about when it launched
five years ago. At the time, then Google product manager Tom Stocky
was enthusiastic about the effort as a way to easily search for
publicly accessible source code.
Now, after five years of great service and millions of queries,
Google is set to shutter the service and kill it off.