What Blocked My Plans... not the hardware, neither the connection, just the idea! First of all, I cannot understand (or maybe I can ...) that much why everybody should be excited by something like Opera Unite:
- the idea is not new
- the implementation is not that friendly
- there are hundreds of limitations
Nothing NewSomebody already complained about the un-innovative service or the browser integrated web-server, I would like to add the good old no-ip service to the list: install a Web Server, whatever it is, and as long as you are connected, no-ip will redirect a static url into your dynamic IP address. Easy? Moreover, you'll have full control over chosen programming languages, databases, etc etc. So which part of a unified sub domain into Opera servers redirected into your browser is that exciting?
Too Many LimitsA local web-server, the key to save some money in this credit crunch era? And how can we do it if the second we "close the browser" all our data will be lost? Alternatives:
- storage mountPoint polled every N seconds in order to de-serialize data, add new one, if any, re-serialize, and save back again ... boring, not that safe, slow!
- pray that the service, so far beta (alpha?) will never shut down, and use the finally never that usefull JSON Query library
- ask Opera Engineers what's wrong with W3 Database API, considering we could implement an SQLite file directly in the package, and copy in the storage folder if necessary. Just easy like that!
- others, probably released with final version?
Moreover, everything is sandboxed via the xml configuration file ... but why on earth? OK, security, so we as hosts are considered not safe ... no-ip again? Folders limited somehow because of the event managment, we need a naming convetion. No Rewrite Rules possibility, and if I can add "myPage" event, will it be fired when I try "myPage/myName"? I do not know, Opera Unite crashed few seconds ago, I cannot try.