OiReilly & Associates has published a new book dedicated to improving internet searching, "Google Hacks". Written by Tara Calishain and Rael Dornfest, the book is a tool designed to improve a readers understanding of how Google works, and how to get the most out of the popular search engine. According to OiReilly & Associates:
The Internet delivers a wealth of information to your fingertips, and all you need to know is how to find it...which is not always as easy as it sounds.
But if youive wanted the sort of mastery you can only get from the experts, youill find new inspiration (and valuable tools) in "Google Hacks" by Tara Calishain and Rael Dornfest.
"Google Hacks" is a unique collection of one hundred tips and tools gathered from expert users of Google, as well as developers who are excited about Googleis new API. The book offers a variety of interesting ways for power users to mine the enormous amount of information that Google has access to.
Readers will be amazed, if not amused, by what they can do in Google, including:
- Use special syntaxes in Googleis search box to filter results
- Explore Googleis special services: The Google Director, Google Images, Google News, Google Groups, Google Catalogs, Froogle, and other interesting experiments from Google Labs
- Improve your own web site or weblog by integrating Google applications
- Write information retrieval programs that use the Google Web API in Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and .NET
- Enjoy unusual games built on top of Googleis huge database
- Gain a clear understanding of how Google looks at your site, and learn more about Googleis famous PageRank algorithm
You can find more information about the "Google Hacks" book at the OiReilly & Associates Web site. The book is available for US$24.95.