I also read that google is "collecting" brillant people from the Java Community. Some of them are: Joshua Bloch - Sun Distinguished Engineer and specs lead of JSR 175. Adam Bosworth - BEA Chief Architect. Cedric Beust - just another BEA guy.
What do you think I guess they are going to convert their C++ back-end to Java.
I don't see anybody making faster and superior search engine than Google in near future.I think it has been successful bcos 1)Hiring strategy(Google used to ask your SAT score,all your GPAs since age of 6) 2)Free food. 3)Good perks. 4)Dry cleaning 5)Onsite Massage
[ September 30, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ] [ September 30, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]
First of all it means nothing to say one heard Google has a C++ backend. The language of the code is almost incidental to any distributed, clustered, parallel-processing application design. A core piece of the search technique may have been implemented in C++, which makes sense, given its initial development was done by guys who were grad students at the time.
Saying the Google engine was written in C++, though, is rather like saying all the best reserved words come from English. It's not that significant.
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. - Robert Bresson
Google's Hiring Page: for the Software Engineering positions, they seem to be most interested in C/C++, Java, and Python. The most frequently mentioned skills seem to be machine learning, information retrieval, and network programming. Sounds like an interesting company to work for -- I am going to send them my resume for a test.