Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Are you worried over cross IE browser support?

If you are migrating your web application developed for IE6/IE7 to IE8, you know involved pain as much as I do. There are lot of things you have to tweak – and the list is not limited to CSS, JS or DOM. In a recent development where in my job was to support IE8 in native mode without breaking IE7 – I was heavily dependent on IETester. However that is more helpful towards rendering, CSS and DOM. So, as to get final picture I managed multiple VMs running different flavors of machines combining operating systems and browsers. This is again not so easy and full of hurdles.

Finally, today I noticed Microsoft announcement on Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview. I have just downloaded it and checking how much it would be helpful. This tool announcement makes more sense to me because it’s from IE manufacturer – Microsoft.

Thanks!
Dhananjay

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Make sure to check DOLOTO against your web 2.0 sites

DOLOTO was been eagerly awaited by community for more than a year. The technique to optimize AJAX based applications named - Spitting the initial payload interested many but there was no formal tool to automate that. And most of the time people have to do that manually.

DOLOTO is brain child of Microsoft Research and more information along with installer can be found at below location. The idea is still fresh and you may want to share your results to “dolotofb at microsoft dot com”.

DOLOTO: Download time optimizer for Web 2.0 apps

Thanks!
Dhananjay