Microsoft doesn’t seem to be giving up on IE and New Enhanced Dev Tools are available now for developers. Microsoft has come up with a developer channel for IE which is basically full fledged browser, designed for the purpose of testing and enhancements by the developers for IE’s next edition. This browser developer channel is available both for windows 8.1 and windows 7 service pack 1.
Developers have liberty to use F12 tools. With WebDriver standard they will be able to automate tests. They can use Gamepad API to add Xbox game controller support for different online games/apps.
According to IE partner group program manager Jason Weber, “As we work on new features and standards, we will continue to share early code through the IE Developer Channel”. This statement of him does seem to highlight Microsoft’s determination to improve next IE. He further mentioned “You can always go to the DevChannel.Modern.IE page to learn more about the latest features in the IE Developer Channel”.
IE Dev Tools are rich with possibilities with anyone who wants to experiment, hence providing Microsoft yet another chance to introduce things in next version of IE that they did not think about before. Another main feature is better and relatively faster than previous version’s debugging. Yet another improved and enhanced feature that developers have been waiting is richer analysis capabilities and access and control over the Memory. Last but not least it impresses with UI Responsiveness profilers, new header notifications, and more keyboard shortcuts too.