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Microsoft Releases Early IE12 Preview As Part of Its New Developer Channel 105

DroidJason1 (3589319) writes "Microsoft is looking to create a more open dialog between the Internet Explorer team and the Web development community by announcing Internet Explorer Developer Channel. IE Dev Channel allows you to preview the next version of Internet Explorer (IE12) alongside and independently of IE11. Web developers can download and test drive the latest IE platform features, something developers were already able to do with Firefox and Chrome. This preview release even offers support of the emerging Gamepad API, allowing you to use your Xbox controller to play games in IE!"
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Microsoft Releases Early IE12 Preview As Part of Its New Developer Channel

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  • by Thanshin ( 1188877 ) on Tuesday June 17, 2014 @08:20AM (#47253055)

    "Microsoft is looking to create a more open dialog between the Internet Explorer team and the Web development community [...] This preview release even offers support of the emerging Gamepad API, allowing you to use your Xbox controller to play games in IE!"

    At least they identified the core issue: The dialog between the IE team and the Web dev community; as proved by every single word after that.

    Support of XBOX controllers? Seriously?

    I'd like to make a poll between the entire human population of web developers.

    The (completely unbiased) question would be: "why does the acronym IE make you gag?" just to see which one replies "Lack of support of XBOX controllers!"

  • About time! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Ol Olsoc ( 1175323 ) on Tuesday June 17, 2014 @08:20AM (#47253057)
    I hope it lets us download Chrome or Firefox faster.
  • by ArcadeMan ( 2766669 ) on Tuesday June 17, 2014 @08:27AM (#47253095)

    Finally, I'll be able to play MegaMan 2 with my Xbox gamepad running on the NES being emulated in HTML5 inside IE12 running on Windows 8.1 inside VMware Fusion on my OS X Mac.

    Sorry, Sony.

  • by synapse7 ( 1075571 ) on Tuesday June 17, 2014 @08:58AM (#47253263)

    Repurpose Clippy, "I see you're attempting to access the internet, would you first like to download Firefox?"

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