Application Development: Google for Developers: 8 Hot New Tools
Google has recently delivered eight new or updated tools for developers. For one, Google has updated its BigQuery analytics engine with new features including a new graphical user interface, new APIs and more. Google introduced BigQuery at its 2010 Google I/O developer conference to enable users to do large-scale internal data analytics. At Google I/O 2010, Google launched a preview of the service to a limited number of enterprises and developers. Now Google has delivered a series of improvements to the technology and is putting one of Google's most powerful data analysis systems into the hands of more companies of all sizes, said Ju-kay Kwek, product manager for BigQuery at Google in a recent blog post. Google also delivered an extension of its Swiffy Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool. Google launched Swiffy in July and it enables developers to convert Flash SWF files to HTML5. In a recent blog post, Esteban de la Canal, a software engineer on the Swiffy team at Google, said, "One of our main aims for Swiffy is to let you continue to use Flash as a development environment, even when you're developing animations for environments that don't support Flash. For a related article click here.