Google Makes Search Improvements for Programmers

Google has announced improvements that they made to their search that can help programmers. Technical queries that contain sequences of 2 to 3 special characters will now include better contextual results where those characters have meaning in programming languages.


Some examples include “== vs ===”, “c++17”, “+=”, and “||”. In addition, queries with organization and product names that contain such special characters, such as “Notepad++”, will yield more accurate results.

The techies at Google understand the types of searches their fellow programmers might want to perform. These new changes to their search algorithm are most welcome and should come in handy. Google states that they will continue to refine and improve the search experience for programmers.

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