Google has introduced its new experimental programming language Go, which aims to combine speedy application development through simplified coding with high-speed program execution.
Google’s goal is that a major Google binary should be buildable in a few seconds on a single machine. The language is concurrent, garbage-collected, and requires explicit declaration of dependencies. Simple syntax and a clean type system support a number of programming styles.
Go works with Google’s open-source technology Native Client, designed for running native code in web-based applications, but it is not known yet whether Go will be used in the new Google operating system, Chrome.
For more on Go including FAQs, source code, libraries, and tutorials, please see the Go home page: http://golang.org
After months of hard work, Orkut team has announced the launch of a brand spanking new version of Orkut. The team has rebuilt the site from the bottom up using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
With the new version of orkut you’ll find:
Fewer pages, faster browsing
Simpler and faster
Easy navigation to other Google properties
Fast photo uploads and photo sharing
State your status!
Pick your favorite colors
It’s all ‘about me’ with more customization
Find and invite friends – fast!
More dynamic friends list
Latest activity updates on friends profiles
Connect in new ways
Post a scrap to say “hello”
Promote stuff through your friends
Excited about the new version of the site? Then you’ll also be excited to know that orkut is returning to its roots and granting access to it via invitations. Find a friend who’s already using the new version of orkut and ask for an invite.