Second IE9 Platform Preview Now Available

Today, Microsoft announced the release of the second IE9 Preview.  This release builds on the first Platform Preview from MIX10 and now contains: More improvements to IE9’s performance and support for standards. Additional tests submitted to the working groups at the W3C. New developer samples the IE9 Test Drive site. 10-12 new samples across performance,…


New IE9 Developer Tools: Network Tab

Did you know that IE9 now includes a nice set of built-in Networking Tools? The new IE9 developer tools include some new capabilities and improvements over the great tools in IE8: A new tab for inspecting network traffic. Improved performance working with large JavaScript files: think 70k+ lines of code (even if it’s all on…


Internet Explorer 9 posts Impressive Initial Performance Numbers

Last month at MIX10, Microsoft released a preview of IE9 and gave earlier reviewers a glimpse of what was in store for performance improvements with the new browser version. Microsoft SunSpider Benchmark Tests Show IE9 Runs Faster than IE8 The WebKit SunSpider JavaScript benchmark results show the IE9 Platform Preview to be at least six…


IE9 Platform Preview released at MIX

At the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft announced the availability of an Internet Explorer 9 "platform preview" release during Tuesday’s keynote address. One of the most interesting features that was announced was how IE9 is the first browser to provide fully hardware-accelerated SVG support.  IE9 uses Windows’ modern graphics APIs and the…


Internet Explorer 9 – Raising the Bar on Performance and Interoperability

At the PDC last week, Microsoft demonstrated progress on browser performance and interoperable standards – in addition to showing how IE9 and Windows will make the power of PC hardware available to web developers in the browser. Especially interesting was the hardware-accelerated rendering of all graphics and text in web pages, something that other browsers…