Microsoft Delivers IE Developer Channel Release
Microsoft announced the delivery of a new release of Internet Explorer expressly for Web developers--the IE Developer Channel release.Microsoft has delivered a Developer Channel release of its Internet Explorer browser aimed at developers. The company announced Internet Explorer Developer Channel in a June 16 blog post, saying the release is a fully functioning browser designed to give Web developers and early adopters a sneak peek at the Web platform features Microsoft is working on. The Developer Channel is available for download for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 customers running Internet Explorer 11. IE Developer Channel comes with support for the emerging WebDriver standard, through which Web developers can write tests to automate Web browsers to test their sites. It's a programmable remote control for developing complex user scenarios and running them in an automated fashion in your Web site and browser, said Jason Weber, partner group program manager for Internet Explorer, in the blog post. The Developer Channel release of IE also provides new enhancements to Microsoft's F12 Web developer tools, including enhanced debugging with event breakpoints that help developers get to their event-driven bugs faster. Microsoft also is providing richer analysis capabilities throughout the Memory and UI Responsiveness profilers, and an improved navigation experience that provides more keyboard shortcuts as well as new header notifications. This enables developers to quickly determine whether any of the profiling tools are running or how many errors their page has, Weber said.