Google Tech Talks February, 25 2008 ABSTRACT We all love to hate large software systems. They are hard to build, hard to evolve, and don’t work very well. Why is this? A lot of reasons, some social, some technical, and some socio-technical. We believe that OSS provides an excellent source of data to test hypotheses about the factors that affect important phenomena/outcomes in software projects. Our group at UC Davis, comprising bio-informaticians, organizational behaviourists, physicists, and software engineers, is using a range of different approaches to the analyze the veritable torrents of data pouring out of open source projects to understand how things work in OSS, and what tools and techniques can help. One important issue is IMMIGRATION: how do new people join projects, and how can we help the difficult intellectual and social challenges they face. We present two results: 1.a) Can we build “recommender” tools that help programmers deal with “information overload” by helping them focus their attention? 1.b) Such tools have always been evaluated with user studies. Can we do something more quantitative? 2) What are the factors influencing immigration of new developers in Open source projects? Joint work with: V. Filkov, A. Swaminathan, G. Hsu, and students C. Bird, Z. Saul, and A. Gourley We gratefully acknowledge support from NSF (Science of Design and Human and Social Dynamics Programs), the IBM Faculty Fellowship Program, and the GrammaTech and SciTools …
The Google team answers questions about Blink.
Here are the timecodes for the list of questions from the Chrome Site.
1:12 What will be the relationship between the WebKit and Blink codebases going forward?
2:42 When will Blink ship on the Chrome channels Canary/Beta/Stable?
3:25 How does the plan for transitioning the WebKit integrated in Android to Blink look like?
6:40 Can you elaborate on the idea of “removing obscure parts of the DOM and make backwards incompatible changesthat benefit performance or remove complexity”?
8:35 How will Blink responsibly deprecate prefixed CSS properties?
9:30 What will prevent the same collaborative development difficulties that have hampered Webkit emerging in Blink, as it gains more contributors and is ported to more platforms?
12:35 Will changes to Blink be contributed back to the WebKit project?
13:34 Google said problems living with the WebKit2 multi-process model was a prime reason to create Blink, but Apple engineers say they asked to integrate Chromium’s multi-process into WebKit prior to creating WebKit2, and were refused. What gives?
16:46 Is the plan to shift Android’s
17:26 Will blink be able to support multiple scripting languages? E.g. Dart.
19:34 How will affect other browsers that have adopted WebKit?
20:44 Does this means Google stops contributions to WebKit?
21:31 What Open Source license will Blink have? Will it continue to support the H.264 video codec?
22:11 Any user-agent string changes?
23:38 When we’ll be able to test first versions of Blink in Chromium?
24:15 How can developers follow Blink’s development?
25:40 What is chromestatus.com about?
26:40 How will this impact Dart language’s progress?
27:13 Will this be a direct competitor against Mozilla’s new engine?
29:03 When will all existing vendor prefixes in Blink be phased out?
30:20 Will you support -blink-text-decoration: blink? 😉
Google and Apple have marked the end of an open-source project known as WebKit, a browser-engine previously used on both Chrome and Safari browsers. Now, Google will be moving to a new browser, Blink.
This video is a bit outdated, but it does give you an insight into how Google looks at blogs in terms of whether or not your blog should be indexed.
Matt Cutts from Google in this session showcases the good and the bad of WordPress as seen through the eyes of Google, including basics on how Google searches blogs.
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Here is what is going on in the world of Linux – July 10 2012.
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