Application Development: Google for Developers: 8 Hot New Tools

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-11-29 Print this article Print


Google has updated its BigQuery analytics engine with new features that include a new graphical user interface and new APIs.
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.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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