Since I gave some dap to IE for getting a developer toolkit embedded into Internet Explorer 8, I feel like I should also give kudos to Opera for releasing the top-secret and closely guarded Dragonfly. Opera annoyed the hell out of me at SxSW when they devoted an entire booth to promoting “Dragonfly”, but refused to tell me anything about it.
I’ve only had a quick look of it, but it does look like a pretty slick tool. The main problem I see for them here, is that they are fourth in the market (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera) and fourth to get a developer toolkit. Its hard to work from a position of weakness like that. I hope they prove me wrong, since competition is always good for what we do, and I have to say, I’ve always had a soft spot for Opera.
If you have the chance to play, please leave comments with what you think of it! How does it compare to Firebug? How does it compare to IE?