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Some of the choices are obvious (MSDN, duh!). However you did the better thing by grabbing a great domain name. Subscribe The MSDN Time Machine It's hard enough finding solutions to current technical problems on the web - even with SearchDotNet.com to help; but how do you go about solving problems Is the site primarily .NET related?
Speaking of discoverability, one thing you should consider doing right away is add support for OpenSearch so that users can easily . Component search engine: Distinct Custom Search Engine includes the sites of hundreds of component vendors. And no, the domain name is not the only reason. A quick visit to GoDaddy and who would have believed it: SearchDotNet.com was available!
Tried your engine on Firefox (2.0), where I didn't get any results back, it's like there's a glitch preventing the results from being displayed… it works on IE6. This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 at 11:06 pm and is filed under General, Software Development. Category choice is entirely my own typically based on the Table of contents or book previews. Very useful.
It all depends on how much of a packrat you are. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. 12 Responses to "SearchDotNet.com - A Google custom search for .NET developers" L Werz Says: October 25th, 2006 at 8:18 And being a packrat, I didn't throw them out. Fortunately, most developers have a potential resource that can help considerably with this issue.
I want to know how it works in .NET. I'm particularly interested in finding more "experts" sites - those that help answer really tough problems, or those that have advanced content - but that are often lost in the noise. Recommend a Site Do you know of a site that should be searched by this custom search engine? Worse, sites with dynamic content (such as MSDN) are useless as static archives - the essential functionality of the pages is missing.
Whether it is an active forum, or a blog, or a site heavy in code samples, if I see even a moderate amount of original content it is more likely to For example: 1 - 10 out of 250 Haacked Says: October 25th, 2006 at 8:39 pm Hi Dan, it seems like everyone is creating a personalized search engine because of this, There are many aggregator sites (not to mention troll sites) that republish blog and forum information. Just browse to the home page and go to your search engine selection/management toolbar button.
Strange Ade Says: April 11th, 2007 at 2:51 pm Excellent! Subscribe About... Although I know my way around on google.com it tends to be quite time consuming because just scanning the results takes time in itself. Visit our recommendations page.
These sites, even when they are really good, are NOT included in the search. Within a relatively short time (you'll be surprised how quickly those old OS's install on today's hardware, even in a VPC), you'll have snapshot in time. by Joe Duffy Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2... by Andrew Troelsen CLR via C#, Second Edition (Developer Refer...
Other Custom Search Engines Naturally, many others are creating .NET search engines as well. I co-founded Apress, which publishes some great computer books. Other sites are those that I've had the most luck with finding answers to problems I found challenging.
Keeping up with rapidly changing technology is no easy thing, and hopefully I can make a contribution to that effort as well.
Because in most cases SearchDotNet is already searching across the sites that are being aggregated, so including this site would only result in an increase of duplicate entries.