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Google and C++?

Ali Gilani
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i read somwhere that google uses C++ for its backend use, what does this mean?

Also are there any good C++ user communities, like this one??

Ali
arnel nicolas
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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.
Arjun Shastry
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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 ]

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Gregg Bolinger
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Also are there any good C++ user communities, like this one??

There is not a single community for anything that is like Javaranch.


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Ali Gilani
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thanks for all the reply, but i still dont understand what does it mean by having C++ for backend uses??/

Ali
stara szkapa
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Originally posted by ali gilani:
thanks for all the reply, but i still dont understand what does it mean by having C++ for backend uses??/

Ali


It means Google engine has C++ interface. The interface is used for backend programming.
Ali Gilani
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hehe ok. i know this is making me look stupid, but i want to learn,
so...


What do u mean by the google engine? and its c++ interface?

Ali
Michael Ernest
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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.


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Arjun Shastry
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New search engine www.clusty.com has come on the board.One of their founder says it can beat many search engines.
They are looking for software engineer with C/C++ background.

Clusty is going to beat google IMO.Google holds 36% of search engine market followed by Yahoo! and MSN.It might take little time.
[ October 01, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]
stara szkapa
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Originally posted by ali gilani:

What do u mean by the google engine? and its c++ interface?

Ali


Engine is Non-UI code responsible for what software does, and the interface is the part which allow the engine to be accessed by UI.
V Bose
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Anyones tried A9 ? Basically uses Googles results, but presentation is a little different. Why A9 ?

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John Smith
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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.
chanakya khatri
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i just came across this site www.google-watch.org .. dont know how much is true about their web ranking practice..
 
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