Opera Dragonfly 1.0 emerges from its exuviae
By David Storeydstorey. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 11:22:35 PM
This fine spring morning, Opera Dragonfly’s metamorphosis was completed. Emerging from the beta phase, we’re proud to launch Opera Dragonfly 1.0 onto the world. Over the coming days, weeks, and months, we hope you’ll become increasingly familiar with each other. Opera Dragonfly 1.0 is the development tool we’ve always wanted to build. It is still young, and will grow as we nurture it and teach it new tricks in the coming versions, but it already packs a punch.
A modern app built on web technologies
If you already have Opera installed, you’re ready go. If not you can download it from Opera.com. Now all you have to do is right click on the page and select
Inspect element if you wish to start up with your chosen element highlighted, or use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows and Linux, or ⌘+⌥+I on Mac, if you want to start up where you left of the last time.
There is a lot packed into Opera Dragonfly, so I’ll leave it to the Opera Dragonfly field guide to teach you the ins and outs.
Dragonflies are powerful predators. They eat deadly bugs like mosquitos for breakfast, dinner, and lunch. We hope Opera Dragonfly will become your dependable companion to call upon when you meet an annoying bug, or just need a helping hand working out what is going on in your app. If you like what you see, please spread the word on Twitter with the #dfl1 hashtag, or on your favourite communication mechanism. We also welcome any feedback you have. If you have any questions, I’m @dstorey on Twitter.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!