Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: Opera Gains Extensions and Joins IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome in Web Dev War

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-11-04
 
 
 

Opera Gains Extensions and Joins IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome in Web Dev War

by Cameron Sturdevant

Opera Gains Extensions and Joins IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome in Web Dev War

Extension

Extensions add functional elements to browsers and Opera hopes to catch up with the browser pack with this feature addition.

Extension

Task Bar

Here you see a simple "hello world" button in the Windows task bar.

Task Bar

Hello

The "hello world" button popped up in the upper right corner of the browser window in this simple demonstration.

Hello

Widgets

Extensions go beyond Opera Widgets in that extensions are standards-based.

Widgets

Private Data

Controlling private data is still buried deep in the menu layers of Opera 11 alpha.

Private Data

Extension Add-ons

Opera extensions are available today for the version 11 alpha.

Extension Add-ons

Home

The test version of Opera 11 alpha hosts developer tools and community sites to assist with extension creation and troubleshooting.

Home

Developer Community

Developers can keep pace with Opera 11 news using community forums and social-networking tools.

Developer Community

Rocket Fuel