David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 28 Comments

David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At OperaWith the recent departure from Opera Software, David took some time to share his personal thoughts regarding the situation in the company and its products.

Some of the key aspects in the article are:

- Stop adding new features and polish Opera desktop instead.
- Make the bug tracker public.
- Build Opera Widgets into a real platform or drop it.
- Scrap Opera Unite in its present form.
- Invest more in the developer tools.
- Focus on consumer products instead of selling custom solutions to partners, which requires custom work for both Core and platform code. According to David, this is what Opera is doing right now.

Any thoughts? Click here for a full article.

[Thanks, KORraN]

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released, Core Developer Leaves Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 22 Comments

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released

It seems that Dragonfly is not yet dead. 4 months after releasing the initial stable build of Opera Dragonfly, it has now been updated to the version 1.1.

In the official post, David Storey wrote, “around 3 and a half months ago we launched version 1.0″, which is not actually true as Opera Dragonfly 1.0 was releases on May 4th and that was 4 months ago. While that’s nitpicking, it looks like even its developers are ashamed of the release cycle train wreck that Opera Dragonfly had.

Furthermore, David Storey, a guy who is responsible for the Opera Dragonfly development, has announced that he will be leaving the company, right after 1.1 release.

For all the new features and changes, see the original post.

[Thanks, MarkG, Mikah]

Mozilla Criticized For A Plethora Of Bugs, Release Cycles

By | September 6, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mozilla Criticized For A Plethora Of Bugs, Poor Management

Tyler Downer, a “community lead” at Mozilla Corp., criticized the company for a lack of effective methods to address all the bug notifications that users submit.

According to his post, Firefox users have submitted more than 6,000 issues that are getting harder and harder to track due to poor management, as developers can no longer tell, which bugs are critical and which ones are not.
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Google Chrome Celebrates 3rd Birthday

By | September 5, 2011 | 17 Comments

Google Chrome Celebrates 3rd BirthdayMore than three years ago, on September 1st of 2008, Google has released the very first version of its web browser, which had a pretty significant impact in the industry.

Then, few years later, Google has introduced the Chromebook, a new breed of computing for a quick Internet access.

What kind of beast will it bring next? Let’s wait and see.

Cheers to the progress and happy birthday to Google Chrome,

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 5th

By | September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 5th

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Sebastian, Shane Bundy]

Apple Rules The Phone And Tablet Browsing Market

By | September 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

Apple Rules The Phone And Tablet Browsing MarketMobile browsing has more than doubled in the last year and now accounts for over 6% of all online activity, a Web statistics company said today.

Apple’s Safari, the default browser on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, rules the usage share roost, representing 53% of the mobile browsing market.

Two trends are clear. Phones and tablets are stealing browsing share from desktops at an accelerated pace. - Vince Vizzaccaro, a vice president with metrics firm Net Applications

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IE Will Drop Under 50% By Mid 2012

By | September 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

IE Will Drop Under 50% By Mid 2012

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will lose its place as the majority browser next summer, according to statistics published by Web metrics company Net Applications.
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The Evolution Of The Web

By | September 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Evolution Of The Web

Do you remember using Netscape Navigator or Mosaic? What about constantly evolving web standards and other web technologies?

With the help of recently created web page, you can now relive those memories and dive into the ocean of oblivion.

Click here to do that now.

[Thanks, Ichann]

August, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 2, 2011 | 11 Comments

August, 2011: Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

It’s Friday, Friday…

Another month passes by as we look at the August market share stats to find out, how web browsers competed at the end of summer.

Internet Explorer is approaching the 50% market share mark, as it’s now down another 1.13 point, from 52.72% to 51.59%.
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Download Firefox 6.0.1

By | September 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

Download Firefox 6.0.1Sometime after the initial Firefox 6 release, Mozilla has announced the availability of the very first security update for both Firefox 6 and Firefox 3 branches.

Both versions fix one security vulnerability that was solved by removing the DigiNotar root certificate.

Download.