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CSS animations with GWT using GSSS by Larry Matte - #HOWTO #CSS #GWT
When we decided to redesign our website, our aim was both to present our new branding and showcase the possibilities of GWT. Manon, our designer, did an awesome job on the branding. As part of that, she came up with cool ideas for animations that would represent each section of the website, and that would [...]
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Hi,
the second edition of +GwtCon  is on the way.
Next November join us in Florence for a two days event on GWT.
Confirmed speakers: 
+Daniel Kurka+Christian Goudreau+Manon Gruaz+Peter Lehto 

The Call for Papers is now open and it will close on September 20, 2015.

Propose your contributions (http://bit.ly/GWTconC4P) and/or contact us (http://www.gwtcon.org) to be part of the conference.
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So remember kids, if your app is using too much memory, the background processes are most likely going to be all like...
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This article is a great example of why I love Google's approach of doing what makes sense rather than letting the momentum of the status quo dominate their perspective. It's a very special company because it has people who really grok that way of being...and it really helps that they have a cool-as-hell CIO.
The new approach represents a shift away from the idea of a secured corporate network perimeter and virtual private networks.
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"After completing this short tutorial you will learn how improve the security of your Android device. First, you need to root it." and I was outta there all like...
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I'm really glad to announce that I'm joining Google as a Software Engineer on the GWT team !!!

I'm really excited and looking forward to work  on the future version of GWT!
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Congrats, Julien. Well deserved.
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If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.

I have to admit, this is a catchy line.  It appeals to the inner cynic in us all and makes a certain amount of sense in a core, "what can you do for me," type of thinking.

But it's hog-wash.

I work for Google so I follow the news about the company and I'm really tired of seeing that first line, or some variation of it, spouted by people who really don't care enough to want to think it through.  It does not work that way!

Yes, Google is a company.  And yes, Google is a reasonably large company (though not that large compared to the likes of IBM, GE, etc.).  But though a company is a single entity in the eyes of the law, it is not run like that.  Google is full of many thousands of individuals, many of whom are more rabid about user privacy than the privacy watchdogs that complain.  I've watched them take Larry and Sergey to task on stage about the smallest things.  I've done it twice myself.  If the leaders of the company purposely violated our users' trust, there would be open revolt and the founders would be lucky to not find themselves strung up by their toes.

Everything Google does is done for our users.  Your happiness is always the first priority, even above Ads.  (I've seen this in both policy and various practical implementations.)  You are not product; you are our customers!  That's simply the way we view it and it permeates the company from bottom to top.  Everything is done to make a better service for you.

Even Ads is viewed as a service to our users.  Random ads are garbage.  Useful ads are a benefit.  Yes, it's also a benefit to our publishers and yes, it's also a benefit to our shareholders.  Since when did win-win-win arrangements become a bad thing?

I won't claim that Google always gets it exactly right or that we haven't made mistakes.  We don't and we have.  And we admit it.  And it will happen again.  Sorry.  But everything is done with the right intent even if it doesn't always work out as hoped.  Hindsight is perfect.

Google is the most moral company in which I have ever worked.  But guarding our users' privacy doesn't just make moral sense, it makes business sense.  If we purposefully violated our users' privacy, we wouldn't have a business at all before very long.
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See that last sentence?  It trumps the whole post.
Of course Google takes our privacy seriously.  We need to trust them to give them our info. And that's what they want.
I'm an Android developer, a Google services user, I appreciate Google and there services. I give them my information in exchange for services.
Google might be the most moral company that he's worked it, I have no doubt. But like he said, there are 1000s of people, and shareholders, and the day that being moral won't be the most profitable, they will stop being moral. I don't even know if Larry and Sergei have the legal weight to stop it (I'm not saying they don't, I'm saying I don't know)
Being moral is just their business model. Even if a few top people ARE totally altruistic, most of the decision makes are probably not and they wouldn't have a business if their moral business model didn't work.
Am I the product? Duh. Of course I am, me, my data and my disposable income. But I'm ok with that. I'm just not ok with people trying to feed me that a huge company is altruistic.
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MIT Course : Performance Engineering
Amazing collection of content from the brains @ MIT about approaching and solving performance problems in your applications. Just... WOW.

#perfmatters  
Todd Mytkowicz, Amer Diwan, Matthias Hauswirth, and Peter F. Sweeney. 2009. Producing wrong data without doing anything obviously wrong!. In Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Architectural support for programming languages and operating systems (ASPLOS XIV).
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The slides of my talk: "How to create a new Polymer element with GWT and JsInterop" that I gave today at the gwt-meetup are available:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwVGJUurq6uVNmVnTFNWWXVrcVE/view?usp=sharing

The session has been recorded and should be available in few weeks. I will also push the code of my demo on github when I get a chance.
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The slides of my talk: "How to create a new Polymer element with GWT and JsInterop" that I gave today at the gwt-meetup are available:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwVGJUurq6uVNmVnTFNWWXVrcVE/view?usp=sharing

The session has been recorded and should be available in few weeks. I will also push the code of my demo on github when I get a chance.
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Thanks Julien for sharing this. Can you post a link to the code? I'm wondering where is the "age-slider.html" file is located?
Did you update to Polymer 1.0 in the meantime?
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If you're a contributor and got the invite for GWT Meetup, don't forget to sign up ASAP... Last day.


Last years GWT pre dinner meetup below.
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Passionate software engineer and open source enthusiast.

I'm involved in a number of open source projects around Google Web Toolkit technology:
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  • Faculté Polytechnique de Mons
    Engineer, Electricity / Telecommunication, 1998 - 2003
  • FUCaMs (Faculté Universitaires Catholique de Mons)
    Master in management science, 2004 - 2007
  • Udacity
    CS221 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, 2011 - 2011
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    CS373 - Programming A Robotic Car, 2012 - 2012
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