Modern.ie celebrates first birthday, after saving devs over a million hours

Microsoft has traditionally been a developer-friendly company and has offered up tools and services to help make building applications that work on Windows and other platforms as easy as possible, even as coding has become more complex. And in the last year, Microsoft has ramped up its assistance for web developers with the launch of Modern.ie with the goal of helping devs save time when creating cross-platform apps and services.

With the launch of Modern.ie, Microsoft’s goal was to help web devs save time and remove some of the frustration for coding for multiple platforms. With hundreds of potential configurations for browsers out there, Modern.ie was designed to make building websites and web apps much easier. With that in mind, the team behind this tool has announced that they have saved developers over one million hours with the tools available on Modern.ie.

Microsoft notes that more than 750,000 developers have used the tools which has saved them on average 1 hr and 20 min when setting up a VM and 2 hr 48 minutes, on average, using Browserstacks, when compared to building a VM from scratch. 

Modern.ie is now over a year old and the tool has been gaining new features at a steady pace. When we asked Microsoft if they had any more updates in the pipeline, they told us that they are currently working on new enhancements to the scanning tool.

If nothing else, Modern.ie has already had an impact with developers and we hope to see more initiatives from Microsoft that help make coding for the modern web a bit easier. As browsers become more complex and the ability to create high-quality native applications that run in the browser increases, creating cross-platform services will become key to progressing the modern web.

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yup.

A thank you @ Draconian Guppy for posting the link. No clue that site existed.
MS should advertise stuff like this more......

Great and thanks to Microsoft for all those great tools! I've had a lot of time spared with them. Up to another awesome year!

The funny (sad) thing is the amount of web developers who claim to be pros and that their websites target modern web standards, yet in reality they intentionally or unintentionally mainly target webkit based browsers or should I say chrome based, which is worse.

This isn't the free web we were promised.

eddman said,
This isn't the free web we were promised.
Even more ironcial: the company that promissed to stand for an open web, is ruining it for every non-Chrome browser.

Joe User said,
Maybe Neowin can use this to fix their editor.

That's unfair since it's not Neowin that needs to fix it. If you cared enough, you would have reported it, but first searched to see if it already was and then you would have known what the problem is.

Joe User said,
Maybe Neowin can use this to fix their editor.
That's more an issue in the software they use, I suggest they update as soon as a new update is available. Anyway, according to Modern.IE Neowin contains some other things that should be addressed.

Xenosion said,

That's unfair since it's not Neowin that needs to fix it. If you cared enough, you would have reported it, but first searched to see if it already was and then you would have known what the problem is.

I think by now they know the editor stinks in IE11. I mean, after the posts where people said 'hey the editor stinks in IE11'.

And yes, Neowin gets the blame, not the forum developers.

It says Neowin in the corner, the tools they use reflect their brand.

Joe User said,

I think by now they know the editor stinks in IE11. I mean, after the posts where people said 'hey the editor stinks in IE11'.

And yes, Neowin gets the blame, not the forum developers.

It says Neowin in the corner, the tools they use reflect their brand.


What you said was Neowin should use this site to fix their editor. I corrected you. Get over it.

Xenosion said,

What you said was Neowin should use this site to fix their editor. I corrected you. Get over it.

Maybe Neowin (neowin.net) could use the Microsoft site (modern.ie) to give information to the forum development company (invisionpower.com) to fix the editor used on Neowin's forums (forums.neowin.net).