Monday, July 02, 2012

Great Beard => Successful Programming Language

The Secret of a Successful Programming Language? A Really Great Beard | Wired Enterprise |

Ken Thompson, co-creator of "C",
most popular programming language of all time,
is now working in Google, on "Go" programming language,
that is an evolution of "C" optimized for for parallel computing.

Parallel to "Go", Google engineers are also developing "Dart" programming language,
that is an evolution of JavaScript

Second most popular language is Java, and its creator James Gosling also has a beard.
He also briefly worked in Google after Oracle's purchase of Sun.

Google Maps Elevation API

The Google Elevation API - Google Maps API Web Services — Google Developers:

The Elevation API provides elevation data for all locations on the surface of the earth, including depth locations on the ocean floor (which return negative values). In those cases where Google does not possess exact elevation measurements at the precise location you request, the service will interpolate and return an averaged value using the four nearest locations.

Google Maps Find Altitude