Userland and Dave Winer have probably done one of the coolest things in recent memory. Release Frontier's Kernel as open source under GPL. While the source code will make all the developers out there very excited, I think the Minimal Install: Frontier-10.0a1-win.zip (Windows) [Macintosh versions also available - soon Linux?] is really the sweet spot.
Here is why, while I was trained as a computer programmer, I have become more an "architect" or "knowledge worker" that links technologies with people, processes, and problem domains to create solutions or improve environments. One way of doing this is via prototyping before completely building out a solution when requirement definition is not or can not be as robust as really required.
Key features that can be leverage nearly immediately by other knowledge workers in similar situations:
- Rich TCP/IP interface
- Easy to script language
- Dynamic database engine
- Built-in outlining tool
So, as I tweak and test out the application part (not the source code), I'll let you know how things are going.