Yes, it’s true. With the latest release of Iguana, version 5.0.9, Internet Explorer 8 and 9 are now officially supported (again)!
For those of you who read our blog and/or our wiki, you probably know that we have a bit of a love-hate relationship with IE around the office.
Editor’s Note: Since this article was published there was a recount and it’s actually just a hate relationship: the first ballot was confusing to some of our more “senior” team members.
Anyone with experience in web development can tell you that supporting IE – particularly the older versions like IE6 and IE7 – requires a significant amount of trickery, hacks and effort. That support often means sacrificing development hours that could be spent on features, innovations and optimizations. It’s a burden that many developers would be happy to live without.
That’s why, a few years back, we saw a surge in anti-IE campaigns springing up across the web. You may remember campaigns like:
That was a fun grassroots movement which was embraced by everyone from small start-ups all the way up to the likes of Google. Within the healthcare IT and enterprise world however, it’s definitely a case of easier-said-than-done.
When you’re dealing with major institutions and hospitals, it’s occasionally impossible for the individual user or the integration team as a whole to use anything other that IE. So, while on a personal level we might not love IE, today we are releasing the latest version of Iguana with support for IE8 and IE9. We’ll continue listening and working to ensure all of our corporate users – including those who run IE – are able to take advantage of Iguana and all of the amazing features of the Iguana Translator.
We’d love to hear from the community though. What do you think? Is IE still the dominant browser in your office? Is it IE8 or IE9 – or are you still using the dreaded IE6?
You can download Iguana 5.0.9 today. Happy browsing and integrating!