Opera Unite

Opera Unite is the “big” feature of Opera 10. The idea is simple: it lets anyone browsing the web simultaneously act as a web server, if they want to, with a fairly neat (JavaScript-based) development model.

I don’t really think the idea has legs — it seems a bit like Facebook but with the disadvantage of your point of presence disappearing when your computer is offline. And if you really want to have a website… get a website.

The one nice takeaway idea is that JavaScript is a great choice for a server-side scripting language. It would be nice if it were a viable alternative (to PHP, Perl, and Python).