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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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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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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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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 ...