Opera Browser

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Opera Dragonfly, Scope, and more tools open sourced

Category: Opera

Built using the open web standards you know and love, Opera Dragonfly’s source is available to view. Not only that, but it is released on a open source BSD license, meaning it is free as in freedom as well as in beer. Opera is normally one of the few browsers that isn’t open source, but Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:31 am
1 Comment

4.7 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Opera Unite: P2P in the browser with a services model

Category: Browsers, Opera

Opera has been leading us on to a bit product launch, and it came today in the form of Opera Unite a product which extends the Opera browser to contain a Web server inside allowing you to talk P2P between browsers (via a proxy at operaunite.com). On the one hand, skeptics have argued that this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:40 am

3.5 rating from 38 votes

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Happy Birthday, Opera

Category: Fun, Opera

You may have already seen Opera‘s celebratory home page marking their fifteenth anniversary: But did you also notice the comic depicting their founders’ story? Happy Birthday, Opera.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:58 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

Friday, March 27th, 2009

How Can We Have More Ajax Experience Videos?

Category: Adobe, Opera, Performance, The Ajax Experience, Video

Fresh from our hidden cache, we bring you: Ajax 2.0 with Anne van Kesteren Ajax Testing Tool Review with Ted Husted Analyzing the Ajax Application Performance with Gaurav Seth Building Your First Adobe AIR Application with Kevin Hoyt

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

2.5 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Opera comes out with new JavaScript engine in Carakan, new hardware API in Vega

Category: JavaScript, Opera, Performance

Opera isn’t sitting on their heels as the other browser vendors get snappy (even if other claim so!) Today they announced Carakan a new register based JavaScript VM that is currently 2.5 times faster than their existing one (based on SunSpider). It does native code generation including at specializing for Regex (interestingly since irregex for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.5 rating from 35 votes

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Browser version 10 the new Y2K

Category: Fun, Opera

Here is a fun one for Friday, Hallvord Steen discusses the error reports coming in for Opera 10 that are to do with the version number. That’s right, it appears that a number of people use the first character as the version number, which means that Opera 10 is showing up as Opera 1: So Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:30 am

4.6 rating from 34 votes

Friday, October 17th, 2008

MAMA, who is using Web standards?

Category: Opera

Ars discussed the new Opera initiative MAMA, the study that only 4.13% of the web is standards-compliant whatever that means :) It is cool to see Opera doing this kind of work, with “Metadata Analysis and Mining Application (MAMA), a tool that crawls the web and indexes the markup and scripting data from approximately 3.5 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:17 am

3.9 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Opera gets proactive and helps you fix your code

Category: Opera

Opera is being very pro-active and have been hiring folk to give compliance feedback for sites that aren’t working well on Opera. Nik Cubrilovic covered this on the new TechCrunch IT blog: Opera Software is building a team of “web evangelists” whose job it is to find sites that do not display correctly in Opera Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:34 am

4.3 rating from 12 votes

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

WiiExtJS: Building Ajax apps that run on the Wii Opera browser

Category: Opera, Sencha

Shea Frederick has posted on building Wii-friendly web pages using the ExtJS library. Shea focuses on the various issues that come up when building something for the Wii resolution, screen size, input types, and more. For example, check out the layout: < View plain text > javascript Ext.ns(‘Ext.ux.layout’); Ext.ux.layout.wii = Ext.extend(Ext.layout.FitLayout, {     setItemSize Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am

4.6 rating from 78 votes

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Opera Dragonfly: New Web Tooling

Category: Debugging, Opera, Utility

Opera has posted what looks like a great new Web debugging tool Opera Dragonfly which is released in alpha. Debug JavaScript, inspect CSS and the DOM, and view any errors – Opera Dragonfly makes developing using Opera easier than ever, both on your computer and mobile phone. Shawn Lauriat has a nice write-up that tells Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:38 pm

4.7 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Browser Update: Firefox 3b5 and Opera Mini 4.1 beta

Category: Firefox, Mobile, Opera

We have a couple of browser updates. First, we have Firefox 3 beta 5 which has improved integration with the host system, a better places organizer, and a bump: Speed improvements to our JavaScript engine as well as profile guided optimizations have resulted in continued improvements in performance. Compared to Firefox 2, web applications like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 am

3.7 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Acid 3: Opera Passed?

Category: Browsers, Opera, Standards

It appears that Opera has passed Acid 3: Since the test was officially announced recently, our Core developers have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding the missing standards support. Today we reached a 100% pass rate for the first time! There are some remaining issues yet to be fixed, but we hope to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:34 pm

4.2 rating from 23 votes

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Opera sues Microsoft of standards compliance

Category: Microsoft, Opera

Ah, the courts. The latest case aimed at Microsoft is from Opera, as they urge Microsoft to give consumers a genuine choice of standards—compliant Web browsers: The complaint describes how Microsoft is abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.3 rating from 49 votes

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

3D Canvas in Opera

Category: Canvas, Opera

Tim Johansson is talking about Opera’s support for a 3d Canvas which differs from Mozilla’s in that it doesn’t map directly to OpenGL, which they did because: It makes it easier to implement on non-OpenGL platforms (such as D3D) We wanted to have some form of collision detection available What can you do? Here is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am

4.4 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Opera Mini 4 Released

Category: Opera

We just talked about how JavaScript and Ajax works in Opera Mini and today Opera released the full version. Features Opera Link We’ve added support for Opera Link in Opera Mini 4. With Opera Link, you’re able to instantly synchronize and share your bookmarks and Speed Dial with the Opera browser for your computer. Overview Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am

4.3 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

How JS & Ajax work in Opera Mini 4

Category: Opera

Chris Mills, Opera’s Developer Relationship Manager, goes into great detail about Opera Mini 4’s support for JavaScript and Ajax. Opera Mini is a very clever way of bringing the web to your mobile phone – it will work on most phone models, even low spec ones, as long as they will run a JVM. Basically, Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

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