msdev A new set of videos from MSDEV explains Internet Explorer 9 Platform for developers. Platform Preview 4 of Internet Explorer 9 has features like a new SVG engine, the “Chakra” JavaScript engine now integrated into the browser instead of a separate object called via COM. It has better Acid3 (95/100) and WebKit SunSpider scores.

A set of four videos explore some of these features.

See the videos at Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 4.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Previews Videos

A Look at the New IE Test Drive Samples. In this presentation, Rob Mauceri, Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer, shows some of the new developer samples available in the fourth build of the IE9 Platform Preview, which you can explore on the IE Test Drive.

A Look at SVG in IE9. In this presentation, Patrick Dengler, Senior Program Manager for Internet Explorer, looks at how developers can use SVG in the fourth build of the IE9 Platform Preview. This developer sample demonstrates the value of IE9 as a fully hardware accelerated browser. This sample and the fourth build of the IE9 Platform Preview are available on the IE Test Drive.

The IE9 Rocks HTML5 Audio Support. In this presentation, Josh Rose, SDET II for Internet Explorer, looks at a real-world example of how developers can use HTML5 audio support in the fourth build of the IE9 Platform Preview. This sample and the third IE9 Platform Preview are available on the IE Test Drive.

A Look at Hamster Dance in IE9. In this presentation, Seth McLaughlin, Program Manager for Internet Explorer, looks at how developers can use HTML5 Canvas, audio, and ES5 in the fourth build of the IE9 Platform Preview. This developer sample demonstrates the value of GPU-powered hamsters and is available along with the fourth IE9 Platform Preview on the IE Test Drive.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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