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Recreating historical streetscapes using deep learning and crowdsourcing

For many, gazing at an old photo of a city can evoke feelings of both nostalgia and wonder. We have Google Street View for places in the present day, but what about places in the past? What was it like to walk through Manhattan in the 1940s? To create a rewarding “time travel” experience for both research and entertainment purposes, Google Research...

Google Summer of Code 2020: Learning Together

In its 16th year of the program, we are pleased to announce that 1,106 students from 65 countries have successfully completed Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020! These student projects are the result of three months of collaboration between students, 198 open source organizations, and over 2,000 mentors from 67 countries. During the course of the program...

New Case Studies About Google’s Use of Go

Go started in September 2007 when Robert Griesemer, Ken Thompson, and I began discussing a new language to address the engineering challenges we and our colleagues at Google were facing in our daily work. The software we were writing was typically a networked server—a single program interacting with hundreds of other servers—and over its lifetime thousands...

Recapping major improvements in Go 1.15 and bringing the Go community together

The Latest Version of Go is ReleasedIn August, the Go team released Go 1.15, marking another milestone of continuous improvements to the language. As always, many of the updates were supported by our community of contributors in collaboration with the engineering team here at Google.Following our earlier release in February, the latest Go build brings...

Google Open Source Live: A monthly connection for open source communities

Starting in September, open source experts at Google will have a new place to meet with you online: Google Open Source Live, a virtual event series to connect with open source communities with a focus on different technologies and areas of expertise. Google Open Source Live launches on September 3, 2020, and will provide monthly content for open source...

Assess the security of Cloud deployments with InSpec for GCP

InSpec-GCP version 1.0 is now generally available, and two new Chef InSpec™ profiles have been released under an open source software license. The InSpec profiles contain controls for the GCP Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark version 1.1.0 and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2.1.The Cloud Security ChallengeDevelopers...

Cloud Spanner Emulator Reaches 1.0 Milestone!

The Cloud Spanner emulator provides application developers with the full set of APIs, including the full breadth of SQL and DDL features that can be run locally for prototyping, development and testing. This offline emulator is free and improves developer productivity for customers. Today, we are happy to announce that Cloud Spanner emulator is generally...

DEFCON Differential Privacy Training Launch

Differential privacy is a technique that enables organizations to learn from the majority of their data while simultaneously ensuring those results do not allow an individual’s data to be distinguished or re-identified. A popular way of attaining differential privacy is by adding noise to the data, which provides mathematical bounds on the amount of...

Season of Docs announces 2020 technical writing projects

Season of Docs has announced the technical writers participating in the program and their projects! You can view a list of organizations and technical writing projects on the website.The program received over 500 technical writer applications, and with them, over 800 technical writing project proposals. The enthusiasm from the technical writing and...

Java zPages for OpenTelemetry

What is OpenTelemetry?OpenTelemetry is an open source project aimed at improving the observability of our applications. It is a collection of cloud monitoring libraries and services for capturing distributed traces and metrics and integrates naturally with external observability tools, such as Prometheus and Zipkin. As of now, OpenTelemetry is in its...

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