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Explanation of the Google Gravity trick

I am not much of a JS developer, but I stumbled upon this site called Google Gravity (those who haven't used it, try doing a search there - you'll be amazed), which is a remastered Google homepage. ...
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What ever happened to the Google AJAX Search API

I am looking to query the main Google search however all references including stackoveflow point to the Google AJAX Search API. The odd thing is that it does not seem to exist any more not even a ...
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What does Google or Microsoft get by hosting JS files on their Content Delivery Networks (CDN)?

As you know Google, Microsoft and jQuery.com offer JS files on their CDN. To do this, they must need to operate significant servers which must come at a cost to them. Why do they do this and what do ...
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What Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) methodology or methodologies are used by Google?

Does anyone know or have information about which Software Development Life Cycle methodologies are used by Google?
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Career path for software QA / Test engineer

I have been working as a software QA analyst for 6 years. I will be finishing a Masters degree in computer science this year. I’m just not sure how to advance my career after my graduation. I like ...
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Terms of Service responsibility when developing a library service that wraps a 3d party API

For my own amusement and instruction I've been developing a C# / .NET library that is basically a wrapper around the Google Geocoding API. It simplifies the entire process and enables users to perform ...
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How to test a code online?

I am preparing for technical interview and would like to brush my coding skills. I have written a C++ program and would like to test it online. I don't have access to any linux compiler on my machine. ...
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Is Google's Go a type-safe language?

this page http://golang.org/doc/go_faq.html writes: although Go has static types the language attempts to make types feel lighter weight than in typical OO languages So my question is ...
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Oracle owns Java but Google is using Java?

Ok, I don't get it. What does "Oracle owns Java" mean? Google is definitely using Java in Google App Engine, does that mean that Google have to pay Oracle for doing so?
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How productive is an excellent developer compared to an average one? [duplicate]

I believe that I read somewhere that Google has a rule of thumb that an excellent developer is around 300 times more productive than an average one. Does anyone have any rules of thumb used by large ...
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Could Go work with other user interfaces than Web?

Go seems to be made for doing server side stuff for the web. What could I do if my boss suddenly dictated that he wants a Windows GUI for a Go application?
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How much is Google investing in the Go language?

I have read quite a bit about the Go language, and it seems promising. The last important bit of information I am missing before I decide on spending more effort on the language is: How much money/man ...
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Why is Google blocking users from accessing their local file system in Chromium? [closed]

The question is based on this issue in Chromium. It is marked as Won't Fix. Do you see any reason to block a local html file from accessing another local html file located in the same folder?
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What are things to be taken care of before putting your app in android market?

I have developed a small android app. I am planning to release it in Google Android market. What are the things I should be aware of before doing this?
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Apache Wave API

I'd like to create an application based around Apache Wave. Where can I learn more about working with Apache Wave and/or the API for a locally running instance? At the moment, the extent of what I ...
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What is the datastore used by Google for Google Instant?

My understanding is that Google is not using MapReduce for Google Instant, but I can't find anywhere that states what they're using as the datastore for Google Instant. What is the datastore used by ...
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Google Chrome Extension Development for Dummies?

I want to get started writing extensions for Google Chrome. I am a long time C, C++, Delphi, etc. developer for many years with some Java skills. I believe Chrome extensions are written in C++ but ...
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Does Google Code source hosting have an API like Github [closed]

I looked and looked, and perhaps I am dense, but I could not find an API for open source projects on Google Code, similar to that offered by Github. Does it exist?
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Is Google's Friend Connect tool defunct?

Looking at the Friend Connect sites, documentation, example, I've noticed that: there haven't been updates in a long time many of the sites used as example sites are dead or abandoned the community ...
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Why big internet companies (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc) going open source way?

These very large internet companies using, developing, and promoting open source technologies like crazies. What is the rationale behind promoting and developing open source tools and technologies ...
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How to self Motivate technically to put my ideas into execution or just getting a job at MNC like google or microsoft [duplicate]

I mean, How to self Motivate to get a job at google or create another google in future. ,as there is no mentor who can guide me on this topic, so asked it here: I'm a Graduate in BE IT,but with ...
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Interview advice - Google Developer Advocate position [closed]

Can this position (Developer Advocate) be considered as a Software Engineering position in terms of interview questions they will likely ask me? Anyone else been interviewed for this position? I am ...
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What is Google's repository like?

I heard Google has a giant private (internal) repository of all of their code and their employees have access to it so that when they are developing things they don't have to reinvent the wheel. I'd ...
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Programming language usage at Google [closed]

I have heard Google uses Python, Java and C++. But what I don't know is how is each of those programming language is used. I mean what is Python, Java and C++ is used for at Google. Why would they ...
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Interview question: How would you implement Google Search?

Supposed you were asked in an interview "How would you implement Google Search?" How would you answer such a question? There might be resources out there that explain how some pieces in Google are ...
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Google is good or bad for programmer? [closed]

Recently I was being interviewed by a company and faced one question. The interviewer asked me a question and at that time I didn't know the answer but if I had been asked about just 4 months ago, I ...
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Upcoming Google interview, looking for some preparation advice [closed]

Well I've been hitting the books wherever I can. I have an interview coming up, first one via phone, for a software engineer position. I've read all the blog posts, I've read all the accounts of ...
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How do you handle supporting Chrome versions?

I'm working on a site for my company which, up until a certain point, was an Internet Explorer-only site for various reasons, mainly that when the site was originally conceived IE had a 90%+ market ...
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Google review microformats, microdata, RDFa, oh my!

I'm developing a website which includes a section for reviews. I want to include Google's microformat for review information so that details of the review show up in Google's snippet thingy, like ...