Developing for older versions of IE

posted on 08:56 PM on Thursday 30 May 2013

I have been doing quite a bit of Javascript work with jQuery which means that at some point I would need to check the browser compatibility. I typically develop using Firefox and Firebug and using jQuery means that I can depend on jQuery's cross browser support. That works most of the time but on occasions things will break especially with IE. While I have access to Window machines, testing various versions of IE is a problem.

Initially I thought of using virtual machines but I found out that IE10 which is install on my Windows & machines has a developer mode much like Firebug. The best part was that it had the capabilities of emulating various versions of IE which basically solved my problem.