Thursday, 24 March 2005
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Meet us at PyCon

If you happen to be in the DC area for PyCon, Greg Stein will be giving a talk on 'Python at Google' at 9am on Friday and other Googlers will be in attendance as well. Look forward to seeing you in DC! It's a terrific conference and we're posting our impressions on

Google Code Progress Report

It's been a week since we launched Code, and I wanted to share some things with you. First, some metrics: in our first 24 hours we had just under 10,000 downloads of the software projects from, and our first patch arrived within hours.
We received a good number of bug reports as well for platforms/configurations that the software wasn't tested on, so that was exciting too. It is my impression that we're doing well interacting with developers on the lists. There are a few things that I wanted to ask people to remember when developing with us:

    Please submit bugs and patches via the SourceForge tracker.

    For those of you submitting ideas for featured projects, please know that these must have something to do with either Google or the projects we've released.

Please submit general questions and such to the discussion mailing list, not to Also, thanks so much for the many terrific featured project submissions.

Chris DiBona

Thursday, 17 March 2005
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Developer Tools Released

If you head on over to the projects page, you'll find links to a number of projects over on They are:

perftools: different libraries and tools to help tune and debug your multi-threaded c++ programs.
coredumper: Gives you the ability to dump cores from programs when it was previously not possible.
goopy/functional: brings functional language behaviors to python.
sparsehashtable: brings a variety of new hash tables to C++.

Each has a Google group that you can participate in and we hope you find them as useful as we do!

What are Featured Projects?

One thing we really wanted to put up on Google Code was a way of bringing recognition to those people and groups who have created programs that use our APIs or the code we have released. If you have one that you'd like to nominate, let us know via're going to feature a new one every week or so and we'll send a fabulous, always fashionable, t-shirt to the maintainers as a small way of saying thank you! You can subscribe to the featured application feed in your favorite aggregator as well, in case you want to see what kinds of new software is being written.

Welcome to Code.Google.Com

Welcome to! I'd like to welcome everyone to the site! Look around, and please join our discussion group. If you like and are using a feed aggregator, we have two feeds that you can subscribe to: This one (updates) and the featured program, in which we pick a great app that uses some Google tool or api.

If you are a C++ developer, you really owe it to yourself to check out the code we've released. Each project also has a google group you can join as well.

Chris DiBona - Open Source Program Manager