Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google has announced to liberate users data to show how much it care about its users

September 14, 2009

Google has announced on their public policy blog that they have launched a data liberation front known as dataliberation.org which will be used to guide Google users to liberate their data, means take their data away from Google to some other service. This is a very nice and sincere initiative from Google and will satisfy all those who claimed that Google has taken over our lives and we have all our improtant data under Google’s control. Even I was concerened about that but today Google has answered all of the concerns regarding the user’s data that is stored on Google. Currently not all service of Google supports data liberation but most of them do which includes Gmail too.

Dataliberation.org shows how much Google is willing to commit open standards and open web. Google believes users own their data not Google and hence the project dataliberation has been initiated. I won’t be a surprise to see more such innovatives ideas coming out of Google because no doubt they have the best people in their team.

Moving towards 3d web, Google has joined the caravan

April 22, 2009

Google has released an open-source web API for creating and displaying 3D in browser. The API is named O3D and is available at google code. Accoring to the Google Code O3D,

O3D is an open-source web API for creating rich, interactive 3D applications in the browser. This API is shared at an early stage as part of a conversation with the broader developer community about establishing an open web standard for 3D graphics.

The O3D Home page has more information, go check it out. If you are a devleoper and interested in 3D then get involved and be part of the revolution that will be soon brought to the web in the shape of 3D or else stay tuned to experience the nextgen 3D web.

Opensource and me in 2009.. contd

April 15, 2009

Opensource is rocking everywhere specially in these economic crisis everywhere, I have seen many people switched to Opensource or Linux. So, Opensource is growing and that is really a good thing. The article I talked about in the last post has been published on CIOPakistan. I hope I will be writing more for open source this year.

Coding for Google summer of code will be starting soon as they will publish the accepted students. So best of luck to everyone who has submitted the application/proposal. I am happy this year more students applied to Summer of Code and I was able to introduce the Summer of Code to atleast one student. I am also very determined to work on any Open Source project specially which will put me to some real work this summer if I am not accepted in Summer of Code.

I will also be starting a series of system admin howtos for 2 reasons, one to take notes and document every system admin activity. Second most important is to share the knowledge with others. So the series of howtos will soon start getting published and it can be either from today or tomorrow too.

Have been really working on some real solutions on Amazon EC2 and have also tried other cloud services and they all really compatible and top of each other for one feature or the other. It is really good to see how cloud is changing the way web used to be. There is also one more project that I am working on which is realted to cloud management and scalability and will soon be released in public as a service. ūüôā

A wow gmail feature to save you from embarrassment

September 17, 2008

Gmail labs has new feature to avoid you from embarrassment. I have many times forgot to attach the file even I have mentioned it in the email and I am sure you all must have went through this too. I won’t say more about it go and have a read on “New in Labs: Forgotten attachment detector

Happy emailing!!!

Will google try to take the browser market with chrome?

September 7, 2008

After a very long time I finally took some time out to write about this one, this doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing (I have like 10-12 posts in drafts), just I was not able to post becuase of formatting issues and other things.

Anyway Google promised launch of browser and then released the chrome next day. And soon after the release they changed the terms for their browser chrome. So, will user adapt this new browser? Will this effect the popularity of Firefox? I have not yet personally tried chrome neither I have planned for it, because I don’t want all of my internet in Google’s hands :P. I like them or say love them for their innovations but I am a bit Paranoid to rely only and only on Google for all of my Internet activity.

So posting this from Firefox and will be doing it until Firefox Mozilla stops developing firefox :P. Anyway if anyone have tried chrome and want to share their expereinces they are more more then welcome.

Gear available for firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Gear up your Firefox 3 for offline browsing, because now Google’s Gears extension is available fore Firefox 3. Firefox 3 has been launched on June 17. And I just tested that Gears is now available for Firefox 3. Install Gears now.

For more information check gears blog post: Fly, Gears 0.3!

Also you can checkout Google I/O Gears sessions at: Gears Sessions from Google I/O are now available to watch

Happy browsing everyone!

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Missing Google Gears on its first birthday

May 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Google Gear, oh I forgot its only “Gears” now. Long Live Gears, but unfortunately I have been missing you alot. ou have been quite useful for me all this time, but unfortunately I love Firefox more then anything else and being on Firefox 3, I don’t have you anymore.

Hopefully this will fixed soon and I will be able to have you back in my FireFox. I am a happy user of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) which comes with FireFox 3, which is just so awesome that I can’t go back to FireFox 2 and for this I had to sacrifice. My most of Google extensions don’t work anymore in Firefox 3 which includes Google Gears too.

I still want to have all those extensions back, but not sure how much time will it take, I have also read that FireFox 3 is going to be released in June, they have already released rc2 of FireFox 3. So stay tuned every one, FireFox 3 stable is coming soon.

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Hibernate and suspend works perfectly fine on ubuntu 8.04

April 30, 2008

Wowwwwwwwwww! yes this was what I shouted when I installed Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and enabled restricted drivers for my ATI card and found that Hibernate and suspend just works out of the box. Brilliant. I don’t remember where but I read somewhere that even sky is not the limit for Ubuntu and Mark Shuttleworth. This is so true, so true that it is just difficult for me to express.

The only thing that I didn’t liked is Firefox 3 bet 5 is forced on you, even though Firefox-2 is available in repository but making Firefox 3 beta verson a default choice is not the good decision. Because my beloved Google browser sync does not work with Firefox 3 and neither many of other available extensions.

I have tried both Ubuntu and Kubuntu flavors of Hardy and both are impressive. I will keep posting updates and my experiences with Ubuntu from time to time. For now, I have to leave we will do it later.

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Google App Engine comes with sweets and cakes

April 20, 2008

Google App Engine is like a treat to Python developers which comes with sweets and cakes. From sweets and cakes I mean like Google App Engine for Google Apps (I hope you know about Google Apps). The availability of SDK so it can be ported to other platforms like Amazon EC2 appdrop.com is now offering to host Google App Engine applications. And none the less support for Google App Engine has been added to Google Data Python Libaray.

All of these are available for your webapps if they are either built on Google Apps Engine SDK or Django web framework. Google App Engine being a buzz word now a days has brought attention of developers specially Python developers from all around the world to Google.

Many of them like me still waiting for their trun to be invited to sign up for Google App Engine Account. Hope our turn will come soon. Google will also be adding support for other languages like PHP and others, and that would be a turning point for Google App Engine. In my view as soon as the support for other popular languages will be available in Google App Engine, it will become the first choice of web application development framework.

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