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Consistent Backends and UX: How Do New Algorithms Help?

March 26th, 2020

In previous articles, we explained what consistency is, the difference between “strong” and “eventual” consistency, and why this distinction is more important than ever to modern application developers. We also introduced the notion of ‘consistency tax’: the extra time and effort that a development team needs to invest if they choose a system with only…

Keeping our network infrastructure strong amid COVID-19

March 26th, 2020

Google’s network supports products that people around the world rely on every day, like YouTube, Search, Maps, and Gmail. It also connects Google Cloud customers to their employees and users. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and more people move to work or learning from home, it’s natural to wonder whether the Google network can handle…

W3C Invites Implementations of Time Ontology in OWL

March 26th, 2020

W3C has republished a Candidate Recommendation of Time Ontology in OWL. OWL-Time is an OWL-2 DL ontology of temporal concepts, for describing the temporal properties of resources in the world or described in Web pages. The ontology provides a vocabulary for expressing facts about topological (ordering) relations among instants and intervals, together with information about…

Chrome and Chrome OS release updates

March 26th, 2020

Cross-posted from the Chrome Releases Blog We previously paused upcoming releases for Chrome and Chrome OS. Today we’re sharing an update as we’re now resuming releases with an adjusted schedule: M83 will be released three weeks earlier than previously planned and will include all M82 work as we cancelled the M82 release (all channels). Our…

Identifying vulnerabilities and protecting you from phishing

March 26th, 2020

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) works to counter targeted and government-backed hacking against Google and the people who use our products. Following our November update, today we’re sharing the latest insights to fight to phish, and for security teams, providing more details about our work identifying attacks against zero-day vulnerabilities. Protecting you from phishing We…

Version 9.1 of Angular Now Available — TypeScript 3.8, faster builds, and more

March 25th, 2020

Version 9.1 of Angular Now Available — TypeScript 3.8, faster builds, and more We just released Version 9.1 of Angular. This is a minor release of the framework and the CLI that is a drop-in replacement for 9.0 containing new features and bug fixes. Build Speed Improvements Today, the Angular libraries you use are made compatible with the Ivy…

Learn from our mobility experts at Android OnAir

March 25th, 2020

To support Android Enterprise customers with their mobility initiatives, we’ve created a series of webinars at Android OnAir that offer best practices in deploying and managing devices. Each webinar tackles an essential subject that is top of mind for IT decision-makers and admins. Participants can join a live Q&A during the broadcast to get answers…

An Introduction to MDXJS

March 25th, 2020

Markdown has traditionally been a favorite format for programmers to write documentation. It’s simple enough for almost everyone to learn and adapt to while making it easy to format and style content. It was so popular that commands from Markdown have been used in chat applications like Slack and Whatsapp as document applications, like Dropbox…

Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOS

March 25th, 2020

It took me a decade to find the podcasts I love most. When I lived in Chicago, I started downloading podcasts for traffic-filled drives to soccer practice. One that stood out during the ninety-minute commute was Planet Money, which became a ritual for me as I studied economics. Since then I’ve gradually gathered a list…

Five things you (maybe) didn’t know about AI

March 25th, 2020

While there’s plenty of information out there on artificial intelligence, it’s not always easy to distinguish fact from fiction or find explanations that are easy to understand. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Google to create The A to Z of AI. It’s a series of simple, bite-sized explainers to help anyone understand what AI is,…