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Vivian Cromwell
Manager, Global Chrome Developer Relations
Manager, Global Chrome Developer Relations

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Post has attachment  I am going this year for the first time, wondering if any of you have been there and any experience to share. thank you!

hi,  travel photographers!

I am doing some user research for improving the travel experience, wonder if you can help with a few questions I have.

- Are you happy with the hotel wifi bandwidth when you travel?
- if not, it is because you try to do [?] online?
- Is wifi bandwidth an important factor for you to book hotels?
- Are you willing to pay a bit extra for hotels with better wifi bandwidth?

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If anyone  is wondering how well a web-app developed in GWT performs in Google's Pagespeed out of the box, here is the result from a scientific web-app, I have been working on (

IMHO a score of 86/100 (Desktop) is really good, considering that I basically didn't have to do anything except compile the app. 

Mobile is only 68/100 but this is due to the fact, that the app is written only with desktop in mind. I heavily use LayoutPanels and this doesn't work well with Viewport settings (it is disabled currently). 

There are a couple of low hanging fruits for even futher improving the pagespeed score:

- inline the blocking *.nocache.js file into the html page
- inline GWT's clean.css file into the html page
- requestFactory endpoint doesn't have a expiration date (not sure if possible)
- Minify GWT's clean.css file

Libraries & software used:
  - Jetty 9 
  - Spring 4.x
  - PostgreSQL
  - Elasticsearch
  - GWT 2.6.1 
  - RequestFactory
  - GWTP
  - GWT-Bootstrap
  - Dygraphs
  - GWT-Maps
  - GWT-charts
- GWT-tours

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My baby made his first YouTube video tutorial about Minecraft tricks!   His goal is to reach 10 subscribers then he will post one per week.  So please subscribe :).


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meet FASTER :).
At Google we want our products to be fast and reliable, and that requires a great network infrastructure, whether it's for the more than a billion Android users or developers building products on Google Cloud Platform. And sometimes the fastest path requires going through an ocean. That’s why we’re investing in FASTER, a new undersea cable that will connect major West Coast cities in the US to two coastal locations in Japan with a design capacity of 60 Tbps (that's about ten million times faster than your cable modem). Along with our previous investments - UNITY in 2008 and SJC (South-East Asia Japan Cable) in 2011, FASTER will make the internet, well, faster and more reliable for our users in Asia. 

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A little love note for my Polymer peeps and the amazing DevRel crew around Web Components. My personal Polymer anthem -- something to get your Polymer groove going.

In the spirit of Open Source, here's the Ableton Live project for the track:

And here's the Maschine project that has all the Massive/FM8/Razor presets I made for this track:

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Stuck on the plane for 2 hours now. Got nothing else to do, thought I should upload some pics from the vacation.
Italy trip, 2014
57 Photos - View album

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Well said.
My first post in a series about the costs and benefits of open source investment from a business perspective.
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