Activity tagged “google”
This should be required reading for web developers. Kudos to Google for putting this out.
Heat maps, point clustering, etc. Built on top of Raphael.
Holy crap - OCR via an API. I've been waiting a long time for an API like this!
“[Android is] Linux vs Windows/MacOS, all over again. You gain Freedom by using an open platform, making life worse for yourself in a thousand tiny ways, any one of which can easily be dismissed, so they are. But it’s still worse.” Unfortunately, this perfectly mirrors my experiences with Android, too. I'm trying really hard to like my G1, but all it does is make me realize how much better my iPhone is.
This is what the creator of QuickSilver has been working on at Google. Pretty rudimentary right now, but I'm excited to see where it goes.
The BeagleBoard (a $150 3” square ARM board) runs Android. Hot.
Google's visualization API — previously only available as widgets in a Google Spreadsheet — gets released for general use today. See also the Python library.
Integrate Google's Business Search with Django.
I suspect that many years from now we'll refer to late 2008 as the start of “Browser Wars II”. That said, this looks pretty fucking sweet.
Absolutely perfect roundup of the reaction to protocol buffers.
New in Google Spreadsheets: publish a web form which submits data into your spreadsheet. This is completely brilliant. I can see this being incredibly useful. Yet another reason never to use Excel again.
Matt points out an important trend here at the J-W. Google really is making working with data online much easier, and we're taking full advantage.
“=importXML(“www.google.com”, “//a/@href”)” — wow.
Google Docs Help Center - How can I use spreadsheets to answer some of my many questions about the world?
This, truly, is a frequently asked question. I can't tell you how many times I've wished that my spreadsheet could tell me Roger Clemens' ERA. (Seriously, for a moment: this is amazingly cool.)
Apparently Jaiku is using Django internally, which means Google's now using Django in yet another place.
Google Scalability Conference Trip Report: MapReduce, BigTable, and Other Distributed System Abstractions for Handling Large Datasets
More details (than I've seen so far) on the Google architecture. If I'm doing my math right, the data given here tells us that Google has around 25 exa(10^18)bytes.
Whoa, Aaron Broodman is behind Google Gears!? I guess I should have known, but I'm somehow a lot more excited about it now that I do.
Slides from Google's 2006 conference on test automation.
Attempting to build an open-source clone of Google. Yes, you read that right.
Video of the talk I gave at Google last week.
Google does it again. The stock chart UI (with the news items directly on the chart) is far and away the best UI for stocks I've ever seen.
I always forget where this page is!
Yoz perfectly explains why all the brou-ha-ha over the Google Toolbar is FUD
One word: wow.