Microsoft Launches modern.IE Internet Explorer Testing Resource
Microsoft has announced the release of modern.IE, a new resource for Web developers to make sure their sites work well on Internet Explorer.Microsoft has introduced a new way for developers to test Websites for compatibility with Internet Explorer, modern.IE. Modern.IE is a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to ensure their sites work beautifully across Internet Explorer as well as other modern browsers, said Ryan Gavin, general manager of Internet Explorer at Microsoft in a blog post. The new modern.IE is a resource for developers that includes three key things: a new automated code scanning tool for sites that outlines small code fixes to help ensure sites address past browser versions while taking advantage of modern browser features; a three-month free subscription to BrowserStack, making it easy to test legacy versions of browsers; and an overview of coding best practices for the modern Web. Microsoft hopes these tools let developers spend less time testing code, and more time innovating online. “As part of the modern.IE release, we’re excited to announce a special partnership with BrowserStack, a leading browser testing service that lets developers test their site on any browser on any Windows OS. For any Web developer that visits BrowserStack via modern.IE, we’re offering three months of this service for free over the next year,” Gavin said
IE9 and the recently released IE10 represent an entirely new chapter in IE’s long history, he said. “We have made a lot of changes over the last several years: adopting automatic updates to move customers to the latest version of IE; the introduction of Platform Previews for early developer feedback; and the full embrace of modern web standards, coupled with cutting edge performance and advanced touch capabilities, just to name a few,” Gavin said.