Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blogs are for people

By Scott Knaster, Google Developer Relations
Scott standing in front of a door with 404 on it. It's funny.
Hello, esteemed Google Code Blog readers! My name is Scott Knaster, and I’m the new editor of this blog. I’m interrupting the usual flow of posts to let you know about some new things happening around here. This blog has the company’s name on it, but of course, like all blogs, it’s written by individual people, to be read by other individual people, like you. We want to do a little more to celebrate that, starting with these small steps:
  • We’re adding a photo and some info about each post’s author. Googlers get around, to hackathons, conferences, and GTUGs, and now you’ll have faces to match up with names when we meet in real life.
  • We’ll spend more time responding to comments. As always, we encourage and appreciate your thoughtful, on-topic comments.
  • We’ll be tweeting more at @googlecode over on Twitter, too. And you can find a list of Google developer-related Twitter accounts here (choose Developers from the Category drop-down).
  • I’ll be hanging around here a lot. Think of me as the host of a big, geeky dinner party. Mostly I’ll be helping edit posts written by others—experts who work on the products they post about—but I’ll also write a few posts myself.
I’ve been working with APIs and platforms for a long time, mostly by writing docs about how to use them. Platforms are full of promise, but they’re only interesting and worthwhile when people build on them.

Please email me at if you have any thoughts or feedback for improving this blog. Or, just leave a comment on this post.

Thanks for being here!


  1. Nice title. Nice changes. Looking forward to what may come.

  2. Where is the +1 button so I can "like" this?? :)

  3. It's the geekier Joshua Topolsky!

  4. Great Step Mr. Scott Knaster
    I will post an article (in about this blog in 2 or 3 days (after learning more about this blog) Now busy on other works!

  5. @Holly - Great idea!

    @Pomaceous V - I usually get Rob Reiner or (when I wear glasses) Brian Posehn.

  6. have dinner in a new country every month!

  7. Come visit GTUG chapters :)

  8. This is great Scott — thanks for bringing a human face to the code blog!

  9. Love it when a geek blog has a personality.

  10. Hello
    Just saw that Enable KeepAlive advise for my website - that's new right? The Firefox version does not suggest that.
    Anyway, after I researched what that really meant (hint: explain it a bit better, please), I made the change to my http.conf and restarted Apache, but Page Speed Online continues suggesting I need to activated.
    This is how I made sure I made the change correctly: I turned it off again and saw in Firebug, Response Headers, that Connection=close. The turned it on again and confirmed in Firebug that Connection= Keep-Alive

    Is this a bug or I am missing something? If it's a bug I want a Page Speed Tshirt!

  11. It's a nice and interesting blog!!!