June 28, 2012 Comments Off
If you haven’t heard of or tried Cloud IDE yet, it’s a very fine IDE in a browser developed by eXo. While not on-par with your typical Eclipse/NetBeans/IntelliJ desktop solution it goes a long way offering multiple language support, code completion, syntax highlighting and integrated javadocs.
All of this goodness now integrates with AppEngine, both Java and Python. This means that you can start from Cloud IDE, seamlessly integrate with the AppEngine management tools to create the application, debug “locally” using the eXo infrastructure, and ship it to AppEngine. Here’s a short and sweet demo of this at work, all without ever leaving the browser:
Documentation for all of this is here.
Try it out for yourself!
June 15, 2012 Comments Off
Some people think Google is all about Cloud and that is mostly true.
When asked to be more specific developers usually equate Google Cloud to Google App Engine.
With the new cloud.google.com website it should become clear that it’s much more than that with Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, and more to come. Orthogonal, fully-managed services to built the best cloud apps.
June 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nancy, Rennes, Strasbourg, …
Google I/O c’est la conférence Google pour les développeurs qui se tient à la fin du mois (du 27 au 29 juin 2012) à San Francisco.
Une seule keynote
Cette année la conférence dure 3 jours avec une keynote unique le mercredi 27 à 9h00 heure locale (18h en France). Celle-ci devrait durer 2h30 et comme chaque année de nombreuses annonces devraient y être faites.
Les Google Developer Groups de Paris et de Nantes et probablement d’autres encore seront partie prenante avec des événements locaux (connus sous le nom de I/O Extended) pour assister à la retransmission, pour échanger sur les annonces, regarder des sessions techniques, rencontrer des ingénieurs Google de Paris et participer à une session avec des ingénieurs Google en direct de San Francisco.
En france, les “io-extended” sont organisés en partenariat avec les écoles du réseau Epitech. Toutes ces écoles devraient donc être connectées afin de retransmettre la keynote et les sessions qui suivent.
Posez vos questions!
Utilisez ce Google Moderator pour poser vos questions dès maintenant. La session avec des ingénieurs francophones en direct de I/O sera l’occasion de les passer en revue!
Tenez-vous au courant sur les événements I/O Extended en suivant la page Google+ de I/O Extended France.
May 31, 2012 Comments Off
One of the surprises for me when joining Google was to find that almost all the community support (provided by the Developer Relations group and some engineers) was provided on StackOverflow. Rather than trying to bring people to its own web properties at all cost Google seems very pragmatic about this and tracks specific tags there to interact with developers where there are/live.
The list of products and technologies community-supported on StackOverflow includes Google App Engine, Android, Google+, Maps, Google TV, Chrome, etc… Here are some of the product-specific tags tracked by Google employees :
April 25, 2012 Comments Off
I’ve been on the job for less than a month and so far I seem to be experiencing the “and suddenly everything accelerates” sentiment.
Part of the acceleration was the Devoxx conference for the first time in Paris after 10 yearly occurrences in Antwerp. It was my first time attending such a major developer conference in my home town and I took pride in having had the same shitty weather as in Belgium in November ;)
Joking aside, this 1200-participant event was a success by many metrics, not only was it sold out, but I believe it had the right level of content with labs, university sessions, inspiring keynotes (ok, not all of them), regular sessions, and of course socializing.
I’ve spent most of my time at the conference catching up with friends, meeting many new faces (quick, someone, give me glasses with face recognition!) and explaining my responsibilities in the new job.
Kudos to my colleague Martin Görner who had driven the project on the Google side for many weeks now. Speaking of Martin, you can look at his G+ page to see how active the Google booth was with PAUG and Paris GTUG-selected developer demos. Developers talking to developers!
On a somewhat more personal note, it felt great to see Ludo again (now working on AppEngine) as well as Romain Guy, Android Diva (in a good sense!). Meeting new colleagues (Petra, Nicolas, and others) was another highlight.
Devoxx is turning out to be a wild success across Europe. Can’t wait to spread more Google Developer love in future events!
April 24, 2012 Comments Off
What was probably the first confidential product I got to see when I joined the company, Google Drive, is now available to all.
Here are the highlights :
• It’s 5 GB of free space (and up to 16 TB)
• Client integration is available on Mac OS, Android and Windows (for now)
• It’s search-capable (supporting dozen’s of file formats) and thus much more than an online bunch of disks (OBOD)
• It has integration with Docs, Gmail, G+, Goggles, and more
• Maybe most importantly, it has an SDK