<pedrocorreia.net ⁄>

<Google joins Eclipse...So? ⁄ >

clicks: 3492 3492 2006-12-09 2006-12-09 goto tecnologia myNews tecnologia  Bookmark This Bookmark This

Google is probably the biggest and most influential technology company of the last few years. Granted, Microsoft might be able to have more pull in certain areas, but their influence is declining while Google's is still on the rise. As I read somewhere (can't remember where), Google waves its hand and the pundits swoon.

The cool thing is that Google has always been a big supporter and user of Java, and lately Eclipse for its GWT development tools. However, until today they've been a little standoffish about actually getting their hands dirty and involved with Java and Eclipse development. (note, Google *has* contributed, but not in a terribly major way as a company to the direct development of Java or Eclipse) Today, it was announced that Google is joining the Eclipse Foundation as an add-in provider. So, we would expect to see some really neat development coming from Eclipse that revolutionary and ground-breaking. But is this really as big of a story as everyone is making it out to be?

I mean, let's take a step back for a minute. Google started as a search company, which was hardly anything new, even for the time. They had a really good search engine so they got a lot of traffic, which they were able to capitolize on using advertisements. This wasn't really new except they did it in a less annoying way and so people thought it was cool. Then came along syndicated ads, again, nothing new, just don't a little better than everyone else. Then a whole host of services in quick succession. Gmail (not the first AJAX webmail, but probably the most successful), Calendar, Spreadsheets, they bought Writely, Reader, etc... If you look back over what Google has done, they haven't really led the way in *any* truely new stuff.

But what they have done, is (arguably) done each of their services better than everyone else. Gmail is superior to Yahoo! Mail IMHO. Same goes for Calendar, Spreadsheets, Writely/Google Docs, and Reader (superior to Bloglines). They've also demonstrated a very consistant business model: increase traffic to improve ad ratings. That sort of business model only works for a website or service though. It doesn't translate well into an IDE.

este é só um excerto do artigo, para aceder ao artigo completo, clique no link em baixo:
this is just a small excerpt from the article, to access the full article please click in the link below:


Subscribe News RSS  Subscribe News Updates by E-mail

myNews <myNews show="rand" cat="tecnologia" ⁄>

MongoDb Architecture new ...

NOSQL has become a very heated topic for large web-scale deployment where scalability and semi-struc (...)

clicks: 18972 18972 2012-05-14 2012-05-14 goto url (new window) horicky.blogspo... goto myNews tecnologia

A Hopefully Fair and Useful Comparison of Haskell Web Frameworks new ...

Recently there has been a lot of discussion and questions about the differences between the big thre (...)

clicks: 21104 21104 2012-05-13 2012-05-13 goto url (new window) softwaresimply.... goto myNews tecnologia

Retina graphics for your website new ...

retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices wit (...)

clicks: 15379 15379 2012-05-11 2012-05-11 goto url (new window) retinajs.com/ goto myNews tecnologia

What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1 new ...

In the early days computers were much simpler. The various components of a system, such as the CPU, (...)

clicks: 16741 16741 2012-05-10 2012-05-10 goto url (new window) lwn.net/Article... goto myNews tecnologia

The State Of HTML5 Video

HTML5 has entered the online video market, which is both exciting and challenging for developers in (...)

clicks: 6979 6979 2012-02-14 2012-02-14 goto url (new window) longtailvideo.c... goto myNews tecnologia

A Tour of Amazon's DynamoDB

Amazon's recent release of DynamoDB, a database whose name is inspired by Dynamo, the key-value data (...)

clicks: 6472 6472 2012-02-13 2012-02-13 goto url (new window) paperplanes.de/... goto myNews tecnologia

Video: CSS3 Secrets: 10 things you might not know about CSS3

A number of prominent front-end developers delivered helpful talks at this year's Fronteers 2011 con (...)

clicks: 6996 6996 2011-11-30 2011-11-30 goto url (new window) css.dzone.com/a... goto myNews tecnologia

Google BigQuery Service: Big data analytics at Google speed

Rapidly crunching terabytes of big data can lead to better business decisions, but this has traditio (...)

clicks: 6268 6268 2011-11-30 2011-11-30 goto url (new window) googlecode.blog... goto myNews tecnologia