Steps Toward Creating Compatible ECMAScript 5 Implementations

As we’ve discussed in the past, Microsoft has been actively involved in the developing the specification for the next revision of the JavaScript standard, ECMAScript Fifth Edition. We expect that after ECMAScript 5’s completion and formal adoption later this year that it will be relatively quickly adopted by browser implementers as part of their ongoing…


Versioning Language Features in JScript

With Internet Explorer 8 we introduced several new JScript language features including native JSON support and accessor methods for Mutable DOM prototypes. Of course, any new language feature introduces compatibility risk and one of the main pieces of feedback we received was that we needed to provide a smart way for developers to opt in…


Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate Now Available

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate Is Now Available.   Here is post that would help you Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1.   Note: The comments on this blog are blocked. Pl post your comments on the IE team blog, so that they can be collated at one place.   Gaurav Seth Program…


JScript Debugger in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

In Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 JScript team has focused on improving developer productivity. You can read ‘What’s new in JScript for IE8 Beta 2’ and check out the JScript PM Channel 9 video to learn more. As part of our focus on developer productivity we have continued to invest in the IE8 Developer Tools…


IE8 Script Debugger – Under the Hood

IE8 Beta1 (download available here) now includes a Script debugger that is part of IE8 Developer Tools. This Script debugger was built by the JScript team and I hope you have been using it to fix all script errors when building your web applications. In this post I will be discuss the design of the…


JScript Debugger in Internet Explorer 8

As Shreesh mentioned in his blog, Internet Explorer 8 has a built-in JScript debugger. With Internet Explorer Developer Tools you get a light weight JScript debugger that is well integrated in the browser and available out of the box. This is an in-proc debugger making sure that you don’t have to launch a separate app….


JScript in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers

Making developers more productive through the design, development, and debug phases of web application development is one of the key goals for Internet Explorer 8. I’d like to take this opportunity to walk you through the features that the JScript team contributed to IE8 Beta 1 for Developers. Let me start with the JScript language…