OK … so you’re probably thinking wow! That’s a lot different from what Google does today. And you’re right. But as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives. So don’t be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses. And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business.
Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness. These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families. And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.
Our press release has a few more details though it’s still very early days so there’s not much more to share yet. Of course when Art has something more substantial to communicate (and that will likely take time), he’ll provide an update. Finally, thanks to Bill Maris for helping bring this idea to life and getting Art involved, and to Sergey Brin for consistently supporting 10X thinking like this. It’s hard for many companies to make long term investments. So I’m tremendously excited about the innovative new way we’re funding this project. Now for the hard work!
Certification shouldn't be necessary for everyone. It should be paid and should be taken by only those who want to prove to companies or clients that they have authenticity from a credible source that they know their stuff.
Here's the excerpt from the plugin's page : http://wordpress.org/plugins/store-locator-le/
I strive to create code that runs efficiently and without bugs. In my opinion, well-written plugins are few and far between. While there are plenty of plugins that look nice, far too many of those plugins, including the "cool shiny ones" have too many hidden problems. I have found that over 90% of the plugins available on the WordPress plugin directory generate dozens, if not hundreds, of warnings and errors when you turn off the "hide all the problems" settings.
These hidden problems impact memory usage, fill up disk space, and reduce performance via the typical default logging settings. While you may not see the errors on your WordPress site, they are still being tracked. The more errors, the more disk I/O, the slower the app.
During 20+ years of software development, I have found that leaving "innocuous" warnings in place tends to lead to trouble further down the road. Warnings today often become errors tomorrow. Many programming languages, PHP included, continue to tighten security and close loopholes that are typically found living near all those warning messages. Some warnings are telling you to "change this now, it will be gone tomorrow". Eventually tomorrow will come.
While my plugins may not be the prettiest on the block, I do try to make sure that all the hidden stuff you don't see is designed as well as it can be. My code is not perfect, but when I find a bug I try to fix it fast. If I create a bug I try to fix it even faster. To sum it all up, I like to write plugins that last. I hope you appreciate my work.
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MayankGupta.com is my personal blog where I rant at times. I co-founded Blog Design Studio in 2007 along with two more partners. I'm techie at heart and of all the things on the web, I love WordPress the most! If you are looking for a website for yourself, feel free to contact me and I guarantee that you won't be disappointed :)