I finally got around to installing the Mac version of Chrome on my laptop this weekend and wow! It really is super fast! It’s by far the best browser I have used to access Iguana in terms of performance. Screens that would be a little sluggish with IE are rendered so quickly it’s absolutely a pleasure to use.
Prior to now I was a little ho-hum about yet another browser to support – but if this the value that Chrome brings to table then bring it on! It does appear that web standards are working in that we haven’t needed to modify our code much if at all to get Chrome compatibility.
As a company we’re making a big bet on web based technology. Iguana 4.5 which we will be showing at HIMSS is really starting to push the envelope in terms of what to expect from a web based UI for an integration engine. We’ve now got the ability to browse HL7 messages in a tree view – just like one can within the Chameleon GUI.
What’s really fun about it though is that we’ve added the ability to ‘pop-out’ browser log views which are then synchronized with the main log view – in fact you can send the links to another computer via email or chat and have these views still synchronized – it’s pretty neat being able to flip through your messages and see the data populated live in various views.