Tools for dealing Internet Explorer

January 5th, 2012

Front end developers across the globe rejoiced when Microsoft finally started upgrading user browsers by default. Those same developers would ask what took so long, ten years ago would have been a better time to do this.

Even though versions 6 and 7 of IE will continue to decline, we still need to test in 8, 9, and 10. Last year we got a some great new tools for doing just that.

My favorite is Microsoft’s virtual drives preconfigured with the aforementioned browsers. But to really take advantage of this you can use the free software, VirtualBox, on your Mac or Linux box. Here is tutorial on how to set this up.

A github user by the name of xdissent has created some scripts that make the job of setting these up a little less painful.