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Google To Promote Web Speed On New Dev Site 106

CWmike writes "Google has created a Web site for developers that is focused exclusively on making Web applications, sites and browsers faster. The site will allow developers to submit ideas, suggestions and questions via a discussion forum and by using Google's Moderator tool. Google hopes developers will join it in improving core online technologies such as HTML and TCP/IP. For Google, a prime example of how Web performance can be enhanced is the development of HTML 5, which provides a major improvement in how Web applications process Javascript, Google believes. 'We're hoping the community will spend some time on the basic protocols of the Internet,' Google product manager Richard Rabbat said. 'There's quite a bit of optimization that can be done [in that area].'"
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Google To Promote Web Speed On New Dev Site

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24, 2009 @10:23AM (#28452145)

    We've got to slashdot their site for ultimate irony! :)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24, 2009 @10:30AM (#28452211)

    The skinnier ones compress much easier.

  • by fph il quozientatore ( 971015 ) on Wednesday June 24, 2009 @10:32AM (#28452223)
    I have this great and innovative idea. Take your browser-based e-mail client and word processor, rewrite them in native machine code and run them alongside the browser, as a separate app, instead of inside it. For even more speedup, the data could be stored on the hard drive instead of downloaded from a remote web-site. Never seen before!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24, 2009 @10:38AM (#28452315)

    Why oh why was this in video format?

  • good idea (Score:3, Funny)

    by burris ( 122191 ) on Wednesday June 24, 2009 @10:39AM (#28452331)

    As any open source developer knows, what's needed is more ideas, suggestions, and questions. Later, once the discussion group has come to consensus, we'll write some code.

  • by Tokerat ( 150341 ) on Wednesday June 24, 2009 @02:51PM (#28456563) Journal

    Yes, the 1s are skinny and the 0s are fat. You see, there is more space to compress between a line of evenly spaced 1s than between a line of evenly spaced 0s. If you compress wth too much force, the 0s get "squished", they'll turn into 1s, and this can screw up the formatting and cause segfaults and kernel panics, even in the newer Linux builds. There isn't much that can be done about this, even with today's protected memory designs, so we're limited to removing the space in between. It might help you to think of this technique as the giant laser thingie in "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!" which recuded the space between atoms of objects in order to shrink them.

    ROR compression (a variation of the .rar format) uses this particular method, replacing the 0s with a counter of how many 0s in a row where replaced, and then compressing the 1s together. This is called "Packed Binary Coding".

    Similar methods where developed by American researchers (Dynamic Unicode Hypertensioning), but instead of simply compressing the 1s, they are instead converted into a pipe character ("|") so as to prevent the tick mark adorning the shaft of the 1 to prevent further compression (or errors resulting from "tilt" when the ones are pressed together too forcefully).

    These are second-year Comp Sci concepts. What is /. coming too when we're not even keeping up with the basics? It's a sad day for geeks everywhere.

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