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  Why do business analysts and project managers get higher salaries than programmers?


People get paid less than their employers' "reservation price" (the most they would ever pay), and more than their "marginal product" (the least they would ever work for). Your actual pay on that spectrum is based on your bargaining power, relative to your employer.Say your services to your company are worth $1000 a day. Under the gun, he would pay you that if he had no other choice. Say you would work for $100 a day if you had no other options. That's your range.Say you're new and independent a...

   Programmer,Program manager,Salary,Difference,Bargain power,Economic     2011-11-21 03:06:30


  What It’s Really Like to Work at Google


Google. It’s one of the most common household words in today’s modern society, and yet for a company that is used by most of us essentially as an algorithm, it tends to trigger a highly emotional response when overheard. It’s a dream job for college students nearing graduation, a highly coveted invitation to lunch by friends and colleagues who work near campus, and the bane of existence for those who produce content for the Internet. For several years, most of the public has seen qui...

   Google,Work,Life,Workplace     2012-01-18 08:19:00


  Interesting program comments


With Google Code Search, we can search some interesting code snippets comments. Some of them are interesting. Programming is not a boring task if you have a good attitude. Lets see some funny comments. Have fun.Not very confident :Dragon everywhere :One more angry comment :I told them earlier:F**K:Don't look following programs:Author :  陈皓 Source : http://coolshell.cn/articles/290.html...

   Programming,comment,interesting     2012-04-23 06:51:05


  What happens on the Internet in one minute?


In one minute, 216,000 images are shared on Instagram, $83,000 sales happen on Amazon, 1.8 million Likes are clicked on Facebook, also 72 hours videos are uploaded to YouTube. This image is from Omee and it shows us what happens on the Internet in one minute. For example, how many Tweets are posted, how many pictures are viewed, how many minutes communication through Skype. The data on the graph is from PC Mag, Business Insider and other websites. In one minute, 2 million searches on Google, 70...

   Infographic,60 seconds,Internet     2013-08-01 06:47:51


  How Google Tests Software - Part Three


Lots of questions in the comments to the last two posts. I am not ignoring them. Hopefully many of them will be answered here and in following posts. I am just getting started on this topic.At Google, quality is not equal to test. Yes I am sure that is true elsewhere too. “Quality cannot be tested in” is so cliché it has to be true. From automobiles to software if it isn’t built right in the first place then it is never going to be right. Ask any car company that has ever had to do a mass...

   Google,Software,Testing,Quality,Fidelity     2011-03-22 14:31:00


  Google engineer: What I learned in the war


Veteran's Day is an ideal time to hear from one of those rare folks who combine corporate and military careers. Dan Cross, a software engineer at Google (GOOG) and a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, took a leave to serve active duty in Afghanistan, came home a year ago, and brought back lessons that he couldn't have learned in business. While he had never seen himself as the military type until a personal tragedy made him reroute his career, he's a better man for it. Cross, 34, is now an...

   Military,Marine,Google,Engineer,Lessons,Teamwork     2011-11-12 10:36:03


  How The Web Became Just Another Interface to the Cloud


This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how Intel Xeon processors and VMware deliver unprecedented reliability in the face of RAM errors.For years, everyone was talking about the convergence of interfaces. The Web, and as a result, the browser, were "clearly" about to take over as the major platforms and cloud computing emerged. Then, in March 2008, ...

   Cloud,Web,Interface,Reason     2011-11-14 02:43:10


  Chrome 23 supports Do Not Track now


Google has upgraded its browser to Chrome 23, released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome framework. New features brought by Chrome 23 include GPU video decode acceleration, more convenient site permissions management and start supporting DNT agreement. The most important feature of this version upgrade is the support for "Do Not Track (DNT)". As one of the solutions to address online privacy issues, DNT protocol allows Internet users to control how their privacy information can be tracked, als...

   Chrome 23, Do Not Track,DNT     2012-11-07 11:27:26


  Why email is crucial to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo


Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. These three companies rule webmail withGmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, the three largest email services on the Internet.What might escape a lot of people, though, is just how important email services are for the online presence of those companies (yes, even for Google). To give you an idea, let’s look at some rather interesting website traffic numbers.Webmail share of site trafficAlexa can give you an estimate of how many people vi...

   Gmail,Yahoo,Hotmail,Important,Email,Stat     2011-05-27 12:44:05


  Some famous product release venues


About product release conference, you must remember Apple Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC), right? But do you remember where the conference is held? Actually, when companies release new products, they will hold some kind of conferences or sessions to introduce their products. But does anyone know what are the places where these conferences are held? Here geekpark summarized some product release places for us. 1. Moscone West Convention Center Moscone West Convention Center is the biggest co...

   Conference, Place,Product release     2012-10-11 20:32:22