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Internet Explorer 10 – A software development Rocky story

Episode 2 – Eye of the Browser

For a better overall experience I recommend you to listen to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor while reading this. It goes perfectly with the description of all the software development enhancements that Internet Explorer 10 will be sporting this fall when Windows 8 hits the stores. But enough chit-chat! Let’s get down to business and get this montage going as I will go through each and every software development improvement.

  • 1.First of all, for better tablet and Smartphone usage, the tabs in IE 10 will appear as large thumbnails on the top side of the screen. Don’t worry, they won’t fill up a lot of space since they will be available only by swiping downwards on the screen.
  • 2. Online networks are becoming the socializing methods of choice for most of us. Well, with Internet Explorer 10 we will be able to easily share WebPages through the integrated People App. E-mail sharing also gets a designated button for easier access.
  • 3. Just like all the browsers, when you start to type in an address, possible results will pop up, most of them from your pinned sites. However, the pop-up panel will be a large one and will also include thumbnails of the suggested sites for easier recognition. Also, if you pin a site in IE 10, it will get its own tile on the start screen.
  • 4. If you are visiting sites that have Windows 8 applications implemented on them, you will be able to simply get the App for yourself . For this, all you need to do is press the “Get app for this site” button that will be available on the lower right side.
  • 5. A seemingly simple but very important enhancement is the improvement of HTML 5 support. This paves the way for excellent future software development opportunities.
  • 6. When browsing, sites are shown in full screen with the interface popping up and “interfering” only when the user wants it.

I won’t include this on the list because it’s a personal opinion but what I see as a great step forward and a potential game-changer is the complete overhaul of the browser’s design. You will get the chance to use it soon enough and see for yourself but trust me when I say that it screams class and style.

This along with all the software development improvements might just take Internet Explorer to the top again. This of course, if it doesn’t come with the usual security and speed issues that we are unfortunately used to.

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