Codetrails is a software innovation company focused on using data analysis and machine-learning to provide software development organizations with more intelligent software tools. Using the tools as a basis, the team provides software development and integration services designed to improve knowledge transfer among developers. Codetrails Eclipse expertise can enhance your development efforts in areas including both legacy and the newest versions of the technology.

Located in Darmstadt, Germany, the team contributes to the open source community through leadership and development on the Code Recommenders project.


Codetrails was founded by Dr. Marcel Bruch in 2013. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, development on the commercial software began in late 2012. It was first previewed in February of 2013. Modelling our development on agile practices and our business on customer value, we began an open developer preview in March 2013.


Our technologies have their origins in the University of Darmstadt Software Engineering labs, where Dr. Bruch developed the Framework Understanding Tool (FrUiT) in 2006. It was released as Code Recommenders in 2009 and was donated to the Eclipse open source project in 2011. As of 2012, Code Recommenders ships as a standard component with the Eclipse Java and RCP Developer packages.

Awarded to the Eclipse Code Recommenders project: