Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 12th Nov 2009 19:30 UTC
Google Google have created a new HTTP-based protocol "SPDY" (pronounced "Speedy") to solve the problem of the client-server latency with HTTP. "We want to continue building on the web's tradition of experimentation and optimization, to further support the evolution of websites and browsers. So over the last few months, a few of us here at Google have been experimenting with new ways for web browsers and servers to speak to each other, resulting in a prototype web server and Google Chrome client with SPDY support."
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tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

Summer of Google works the other way around.


How so? It just looks like yet more of Google pimping students for its own purposes...

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dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

Please enlighten us - what are those purposes?
For bonus points, explain the SoC students working on Haiku, FreeBSD, and other OSes and projects google has never used.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Please enlighten us - what are those purposes? For bonus points, explain the SoC students working on Haiku, FreeBSD, and other OSes and projects google has never used.


Mindshare: They gain a bunch of Google seminary students who will likely support and user Google's platform in the future, and simultaneously deny their competitors (Microsoft, Yahoo, etc) from gaining mindshare with the next generation of devs.

Edited 2009-11-12 23:44 UTC

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

How does paying students to work on projects like bzflag or scummvm fit with Google's "own purposes"? What would those purposes be?

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

How does paying students to work on projects like bzflag or scummvm fit with Google's "own purposes"? What would those purposes be?


http://www.osnews.com/thread?394382

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madcrow Member since:
2006-03-13

How does paying students to work on projects like bzflag or scummvm fit with Google's "own purposes"? What would those purposes be?

Clearly Google employees are bored and in need of better games on their so-called "workstations" What could be better than a nice game of "Monkey Island" or BZflag?

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