Microsoft says modern.ie has helped save developers 1 million hours testing for IE in just one year

Microsoft says modern.ie has helped save developers 1 million hours testing for IE in just one year

Microsoft launched modern.IE at the end of January 2013 to help ease the pain points of developing for its browser. Today, the company says the site has saved developers over 1 million hours testing for Internet Explorer, especially for those who don’t use Windows and/or who need to work with older versions of the browser.

The company explains how it got the figure: over 750,000 developers have used the site’s virtualization tools. If you compare that to building a VM from scratch, they have saved an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes by using pre-configured VMs and 2 hours and 48 minutes using Browserstack. Not bad Microsoft, not bad at all.

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