"Now there is the possibility of getting a feed listing your updated spreadsheets, and since there is more than one way to think of a spreadsheet, we give you two different feed schemas for viewing. A worksheet could be viewed as entries of individual cells or as a list of rows similar to a database table."Check out the GData blog for further details!
Thursday, 30 November 2006
Wednesday, 22 November 2006
As part of our ongoing efforts to bolster collaboration between Google and the open source community, we're pleased to announce that the Open Source Program Office will begin hosting a monthly "Open Source Developers @ Google" Speaker Series. Several of our colleagues at Google who are open source contributors will be providing insight into their work at Google. All sessions will be open to the public and we'll also be making the presentations available on Google Video.
Guido van Rossum, author of the Python programming language and recently named Distinguished Engineer by the Association for Computing Machinery, will be our first speaker. Guido will discuss "Mondrian - Code Review over the Web" on Thursday, November 30th at Google Corporate Headquarters, Building 43 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!
A few weekends ago Google hosted the first-ever MySQL Camp in Mountain View, and it was a huge success with over 200 registered participants and lots of un-registered folks showing up.
For those of you who missed out on the action, some of the main talks included:
- MySQL Internals: with several presentations on the Core Kernel, creating new Pluggable Storage Engines (PSEs), and custom data types
- Cluster, cluster and more cluster: cluster approaches, load balancing, cluster jam and MySQL Cluster Python and Java APIs
- New storage engines: SolidDB, ScaleDB
- Various community presentations and their announcements including:
- MySQL Replibeeration - Hopefully to become a tradition, a talk about Beer Replication or was it Replication with Beer!
- Insider information on Falcon, MyISAM++, a question and answer session with the MySQL CEO (Mårten Mickos).
- Several talks by local Googlers on the google-mysql-tools and MySQL scalability.
- An article entitled "Interactive Developer Zone Top Performance Tips" written interactively in real time by participants. The outcome of this talk will be posted to the MySQL Developer Zone soon.
More details can be found at MySQLCamp.org, and blog reviews about the camp should turn up on the MySQL Planet.
Big hugs to everyone from the MySQL community who joined us here at Google over the weekend, and thanks for running what turned out to be a great social and technical event! Google is proud to be associated with such a fantastic community.
Tuesday, 21 November 2006
Monday, 20 November 2006
Today is a multilingual day for Google Code Search. You can now use its interface in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish.
We also added support for languages of another type as well -- Code Search now detects code in more programming languages (AppleScript, COBOL, ColdFusion, Haskell, Modula-2, Modula-3, OCaml, R, Rebol, SML, and VHDL), which appear in the language drop-down on the Advanced Code Search page. If your programming language of choice isn't in there, just use the the
file:operator to restrict your search to files with the right extensions. For example, you could restrict your search to files with a
.zzextension with a query like
foo file:\.zz$. (More info in the FAQ.)
As a Spanish engineer in Google's Zurich office, my days tend to be pretty multilingual. So it's been great to be part of the effort to help Google Code Search understand a few new languages as well.
"Just send us a shopping cart via an HTML form with name=value pairs, and manage the orders using our Merchant Center interface. You can easily specify shipping options and sales tax options in the shopping cart as well."
Friday, 17 November 2006
If you're a Java developer working on web applications with AJAX, definitely check out Google Web Toolkit.
Wednesday, 15 November 2006
We're excited to see people building support for the Google AJAX Search API into lots of popular web publishing tools:
- Wordpress Video Bar Widget from Rune Fjellheim (aka "Daiko")
- Drupal Module from Maciej Perlinski at Meant4
- Blogger beta Template from Hoctro, also see one from Waipot Ngamsaad
Thanks to everyone who has built tools to make it easier to use the AJAX Search API. If you know about others, let us know!
Monday, 13 November 2006
The LinuxBIOS project aims to take down the last barrier in Open Source systems by providing a free firmware (BIOS) implementation. LinuxBIOS celebrates its Sixth anniversary this year, and has an installed base of over 1 million LinuxBIOS systems. With the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, that number is expected to exceed 10 million users in 2007. LinuxBIOS supports 65 mainboards from 31 vendors in v1 and another 56 mainboards from 27 vendors in v2.
There's always been one main obstacle for our project though: unlike other free software, LinuxBIOS can easily make your hardware a paperweight if you encounter a bug (unless you happen to have a spare flash chip...). Thanks to Google's sponsorship, we've been able to significantly improve the project's Quality Assurance process by creating a completely automated and distributed testing environment. Every single commit results in BIOS images being built for all mainboards, and tested on real hardware located all over the world. So whenever you want to download a LinuxBIOS image, you can now know that it works on a reference machine before flashing it to your system.
A per-revision overview is available, as are test results for specific revisions, and you can even get detailed reports that include extensive logs for each motherboard. Developers can also use the build and test system without checking their code into the LinuxBIOS repository. The automatic build client has an option to submit BIOS images to the test system manually; you can see an overview of manually triggered builds here. Anyone with a spare board supported by LinuxBIOS is welcome to put it into the automated test system, thus helping the LinuxBIOS project increase their quality on your hardware.
Sunday, 12 November 2006
Thanks to the Ubuntu community for visiting and being such wonderful guests!
Thursday, 9 November 2006
Part 1: Create and edit Web resources with the Atom Publishing ProtocolI'm mentioning this here because Part 2 includes several Java examples that utilize GData's Base, Blogger and Calendar feeds.
Part 2: Put the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) to work
Friday, 3 November 2006
Get the code and have a look around before making time estimates. Parts of Adium are, to be honest, pretty spaghetti-like code. It's also a lot larger than most student projects. Having a feel for these issues will help you plan more accurately. Google Summer of Code is intended to be a full-time internship, demanding full-time hours; schedule your summer appropriately, as it will be fun but also hard work.Congratulations to Adium's mentors and students for all of their achievements this summer, and many thanks to Adium for joining us in the program once again!
Wednesday, 1 November 2006
- ccHost, the engine that powers ccMixter, developed further support for more media types (audio, video, image, text). It also won the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for "Best Open Source Solution" in August 2006.
- ccPublisher can connect to other media repositories (such as the Internet Archive), and has been localized.
- Creative Commons established an open source developer's community, a portal for discussion lists, projects and challenges that focus on the standards and technology that support the Creative Commons licenses.
- From January 2006 to July 2006, CC license linkbacks grew from 40,000,000 to 140,000,000, indicating a near exponential growth in CC license adoption.