The greatest challenge facing .NET developers today is discoverability - finding
information and answers that already exist. Like most developers, I find myself
spending a great deal of time searching for answers or solutions online, much of
that time on Google. SearchDotNet is based on Google Custom Search technology to
search the very best .NET related sites and forums to help make searches more effective,
while filtering out unrelated or duplicate content.
- OpenSearch support: If you're using Firefox 2.0 or IE7 (or other
OpenSearch client), you can add SearchDotNet to your list of search engines. Just follow these
- Google Gadgets: Add SearchDotNet to your website, Google home page or Google Desktop.
- Component search engine: Distinct Custom Search Engine includes the sites of hundreds of component
- Book site: Top rated .NET related books.
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Other Custom Search Engines
Naturally, many others are creating .NET search engines as well. My focus with this
search engine will be on quality of results over quantity - so I'm going to be fairly
restrictive on the sites I include, focusing on sites with significant quality content,
those with significant forum activities (where one is likely to find questions that
have been answered), and "expert" sites - those with more advanced content written
by experts in the field.
I believe there is going to be room for many different approaches, so as I find
out about other .NET search engines, I'll list them here as I find out about them.