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Charles is a Principal Program Manager Lead on the Microsoft Edge team at Microsoft. His current focus is on revitalizing the way the team works with web …

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Looking Back: One Year Of Microsoft Edge (Videos)

Change is difficult in large corporations. But sometimes it is possible. In fact, we published Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan” when the new browser was just announced. A year has passed since then. We kindly thank Microsoft for keeping Smashing Magazine alive and supporting the community with technical articles on practical JavaScript techniques, open source projects and interoperability best practices. Our editors are working with Microsoft engineers to deliver useful insights to you. — Ed. In 2015, Microsoft launched its first new browser in 20 years: Microsoft Edge. After eight months, it’s on a great trajectory for web standards support, but there are many exciting features to come. This article is part of the web development series from our tech evangelists and engineers on JavaScript skills, community projects and best practices including Microsoft Edge browser and the new EdgeHTML rendering engine.

Change is difficult in large corporations. But sometimes it is possible. In fact, we published Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan” when the new browser was just announced. A year has passed since then. We kindly thank Microsoft for keeping Smashing Magazine alive and supporting the community with technical articles on practical JavaScript techniques, open source projects and interoperability best practices. Our editors are working with Microsoft engineers to deliver useful insights to you. — Ed.

In 2015, Microsoft launched its first new browser in 20 years: Microsoft Edge. After eight months, it’s on a great trajectory for web standards support, but there are many exciting features to come. This article is part of the web development series from our tech evangelists and engineers on JavaScript skills, community projects and best practices including Microsoft Edge browser and the new EdgeHTML rendering engine.

Microsoft Edge has evolved over the past year — from being announced as a brand new browser, with Microsoft moving away from Trident (or MSHTML) to EdgeHTML, to the browser usage share increase curve similar to the one Google experienced when Chrome was first introduced in 2008.

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New browser usage share over the first 7 months after the release. Green: Chrome, Blue: Edge. Source.

Below you’ll find a talk from Microsoft Edge Web Summit, a free conference organized and staffed by the engineers building Microsoft Edge and Chakra. There, you can find a full day of technical talks covering the EdgeHTML rendering engine, the open-source Chakra JavaScript engine, and developer tools. You can hear what’s next for the web platform that powers Windows 10, straight from the engineers who build it, and you can get an inside look at powerful techniques and new F12 Edge Developer tools to make your life as a developer just a little bit easier — e.g. for profiling or accessibility testing.


_Watch the presentation by yours truly or visit the video channel of the Microsoft Edge Summit 2016._

We encourage you to test across browsers and devices including Microsoft Edge – the default browser for Windows 10 – with free tools on dev.microsoftedge.com, including F12 Edge Developer Tools — seven distinct, fully-documented tools to help you debug, test, and speed up your web pages. Also, you can visit the Edge blog to stay updated and informed from Microsoft developers and experts.

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