Ahoy, maties! Time for another edition of Tim's Opera Bits. There's not a whole lot of news this time, but the stuff I do have to write about is pretty significant. So, here we go:
Last week, Daniel Goldman, the man behind Opera Watch, joined Opera Software as a Technical Evangelist. This is a great win for Opera users! Daniel has a lot of enthusiasm for Opera and telling everyone he meets why Opera's great. He already has quite an audience for his site and contacts throughout the industry, so he's the perfect person for the job.
Over the past couple of months, Daniel and I have worked together to host the DC-area Opera User group, so I have had the opportunity to get to know him in person. He's a great guy and I'm glad to have him not only as a friend, but as a co-worker.
- Today, Opera Software launched Dev.Opera, a site geared toward web developers. The site features articles about creating content for the Web and is accepting your contributions. This is a great opportunity for web developers to get their name out to the community and teach others how to build sites the correct way.
- Also today, Opera Software launched Opera Mini 3.0 beta. This release features secure browsing, feed (RSS/Atom) preview and aggregration, and some other great advances. If you haven't tried Opera Mini for your mobile phone, now's a great time to give it a spin.
- As I mentioned in the last Tim's Opera Bits, Opera Software is co-sponsoring the WebmasterWorld Pubcon in Las Vegas on November 14 - 17. Jon (Opera Software's CEO) will be giving a keynote address on November 14th. I'll be at the Opera Software booth, talking with anyone that stops by. Daniel Goldman and Lawrence Eng will also be attending, though I don't know if they'll be in the booth. I hope to see you there!
- And now for something completely different: I'd like to answer some of your questions about Opera Software and Opera for Desktop in the next Tim's Opera Bits. Please leave your questions in the comments to this post. I will not be able to answer all questions, but I'll do my best.
Thank you for sticking around!