Course info
Oct 19, 2015
2h 37m

Edge, (previously code named "Project Spartan") is Microsoft's new browser included with Windows 10. In this course, we will cover everything you as a web designer/developer need to be aware of covering Edge's origins and goals, new features you'll want to make use of, upgraded dev tooling, and a few potential gotchas that could catch you.

About the author
About the author

Alex emigrated to Australia from the UK and works as a consultant for the Australian consultancy Readify. He founded the non-profit DDD Melbourne conference, and has written two books: Introducing Visual Studio 2010 with .NET 4 for Apress and Introducing .NET 4.5. His main interests are VR and web technologies.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

F12 Tools - Performance
Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Alex Mackey and you're watching F12 Tools - Performance. In this module we'll be looking at the two remaining F12 tools that we haven't yet covered, memory and performance. Sometimes you might find your applications are not performing as quickly as you would like or they get progressively slower over time, or maybe you want to understand the areas in your application that are performing inefficiently or are eating all the memory. In these situations it's time to open up the F12 tools and head over to the memory and performance sections.

What Does Edge Mean for You as a Developer?
Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Alex Mackey and you are watching, What Does Edge Mean for You As a Developer? In the last few modules we've looked at the history and motivations behind Edge and enhancements to the F12 tools. In this module we'll be concentrating on the changes that will impact you as a developer or site owner. Edge is the default browser for Windows going forward, so expect to see a large amount of your visitors using Edge in the future. In the module we'll be covering the following, changes to Edge's user agent string. The user agent describes the browser and a few other things to the web server and it's also accessible from the page via JavaScript. Edge has it's very own user agent string. Next up we'll be looking at deprecated technologies and APIs. Edge no longer supports a number of technologies and APIs that are still in use in some places, so if you're using any of these you're going to want to look at alternatives. After this we'll look at new technology support. Edge supports a huge amount of new technologies and APIs, it would take many modules to cover all of these, but we'll be highlighting the main ones. WEbDriver support, Edge has an officially supported WebDriver. WebDriver is a way of automating the browser and it's usually used in automated testing scenarios. I'll show you how to get this up and running. And then finally we'll wrap up this module by looking at a few little items that didn't really fit in anywhere else. Okay let's start off by talking about Edge's user agent string.

Edge User Features
Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Alex Mackey and you're watching Edge User Features. In previous modules we have very much focused on the development aspects of Edge. But of course it's important to understand some of the new features aimed at end users, so in this module I'll be giving a tour of these. Microsoft spent a lot of time working with end users and also looking at real world usage data to understand how people use browsers. From this information they could then make sure that Edge suited these usages. Probably one of the first things that people will notice about Edge is it has a much refined user interface. It's clean. Icons are immediately recognizable and there isn't the clutter of the favorites bar or add-ons. Secondly, it's impossible not to notice how quick Edge is. It feels snappy and fast. Another priority for Microsoft was to ensure that Edge would render and scale content well on a variety of screen size and devices, so it's been a fair amount of work behind the scenes to ensure this is the case. In terms of big end user features, Edge has four. First up, the ability to share web pages to other users and applications. Web Notes. Web Notes are a way of marking up or annotating a web page. Reading View and Reading List. Reading view allows you to have a clutter free view of a webpage designed for reading large amounts of textual content. Reading list utilizes the reading view of a page and allows you to view a page offline. And integration with Microsoft digital assistant Cortana. In addition, there's been a number of user interface changes in Edge, so I'm just going to run through how to perform some common tasks, such as changing the default search provider in Edge. Let's get started with sharing.