Halifax’s Compilr Gets Acquired by US-Based Online Education Company

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Halifax-based startup Compilr, a software coding and development editor that allows people to learn, write, compile and test code from their browser, has been acquired.

California-based lynda.com made the acquisition, and it’s an online education platform that helps users learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

No financial terms were disclosed. Lynda.com is a venture-backed company, with previous investment from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners.

“The acquisition of Compilr reflects our dedication to providing members the best way to learn across a variety of segments, whether we build or buy to achieve those goals,” said lynda CEO Eric Robison. “We recognize the growing market demand for programming language instruction and are committed to providing a broad range of high-quality computer programming courses. This aligns with our learning philosophy and allows us to maintain and grow our market leadership.”

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Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have unlimited access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German-, French- and Spanish-language content under the video2brain brand name.

Compilr will now become a service of offering on Lynda.com, providing a learning environment that will complement programming courses already offered by Lynda. Compilr focuses on core programming languages that are the basis of modern web applications, smartphone and tablet applications. The interactive development environment supports more than a dozen of the top programming languages with technology and resources that cater to the needs of beginner and experienced programmers.