Google Gears is an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. Continue reading “Google Gears: Enabling Offline Web Applications”
Google Developer Day is here! Our first worldwide developer event has kicked off in Sydney and won’t stop until it’s reached 10 locations around the world, finishing up 29 hours later at Google’s offices in Mountain View, California. If you can’t make it in person, you should try to catch one of the sessions online. We’re webcasting live sessions from London and California, and will post videos from all our events shortly afterwards on the Developer Day website
The Semantic Web (or Web 3.0) promises to “organize the world’s information” in a dramatically more logical way than Google can ever achieve with their current engine design. This is specially true from the point of view of machine comprehension as opposed to human comprehension.The Semantic Web requires the use of a declarative ontological language like OWL to produce domain-specific ontologies that machines can use to reason about information and make new conclusions, not simply match keywords.
The anxious wait is finally over, and applicants should have received email notifications by now to tell them whether or not they have been successful in this years Google Summer of Code. This year we had 34 applications and were allocated 5 project slots, which we could have populated two to three times over since there were a number of very good applications. Still, decisions are decisions and the 5 we eventually chose are as follows: Continue reading “Google Summer of Code™”