You know what Google does as a company, but do you know how they do all of it? Probably not, but there’s now a website where Google software engineers can tell their stories, and give us better insight on the inner workings in Mountain View.
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Called bar.foo, the name itself suggests it’s meant for developers: both are placeholder names for variables, and Google writes it toys with both “to arrive at solutions.”
The site currently covers four topics: collaboration in Docs, smart composing in Gmail, voice search recognition and how Google built a faster YouTube. The site also has a section for open jobs at Google, should you want to work there yourself.
The topics are pretty in-depth, too. Not only does Google tell you the inspiration behind some of its products, it dives into the process of delivering them to users.
Of course, the site itself is heavily influenced by Material Design. Maybe that’ll be a future topic if Google decides the site should also welcome designers.