The Hunger Games, HTML5 & Behind The Scenes

One of the infinitely sad and melancholy things in my life is that I just don’t get to read as much fiction as I used to. It isn’t that I don’t want to, but life just seems to get in the way sometimes. When I fondly think of retirement, I see myself wearing a smoking…

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Is your browser secure?

Choosing a browser is also a choice around security. Most of what we do on the computer today is in the browser: we read some news site, learn a new technology, chat with our friends, watch funny videos… As a big part of our online life in inside the browser, we need one that will…


TechDays 2011: Developer Tools, Languages, Frameworks & awesomeness

I can’t believe that TechDays is already there. In 3 weeks, we will be in Toronto (October 25-26) to start the tour. After Toronto, we will go in Vancouver (November 15-16) and Montreal (November 29-30) to give you a full two days of awesoness around the technology you love. This week, you’ll see one blog…


Console.Log : Say Goodbye to JavaScript Alerts for Debugging!

Admit it, you’ve done it. You have a bug somewhere in your web page and you add an alert to popup a useful message like “I am in the if statement” or “varName=Bob” to help you figure out what is wrong with your code. In IE9 we have an alternative: the Console object. ASP.NET programmers…

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HTML5, IE9 and Interoperability

Yesterday, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced a new HTML5 logo program. From the description on the logo page: It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you are. It’s the standard’s standard, a pennant for…


Canada is Building a More Beautiful Web

With its support for modern web standards like HTML5, CSS3 and SVG, super-fast JavaScript performance, a rich developer experience, full hardware acceleration – Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) has a tremendous amount to offer for web developers. (For an overview of developer-specific features and improvements in IE9, make sure to check out the Internet Explorer 9…


Creating Site Icons with the X-Icon Editor

Site icons (AKA, favicons) are used to help establish the identity of a website. When you navigate to a website with an associated site icon, most modern browsers will display it at various places in the user interface. Not only does Internet Explorer 9 support site icons but takes this experience a step further when…


Announcing the Internet Explorer 9 Webcast Series with Imaginet

Nearly eight weeks ago, we released Internet Explorer 9 Beta. Then, in late October, we shipped Platform Preview 6. Clearly, it’s been a busy time for us! And, of course, for you (dear reader) it’s certainly not easy to keep up-to-speed on everything that’s been happening in this space. There’s a lot to cover and…