October 15, 2015 3:14 pm

Building sites and web apps for every device (guest series for npm)

By / Program Manager

We have talked often about our focus on building a browser that is interoperable with the modern web, and we’re excited to see great results as Windows 10 rolls out – now used on over 110 million devices.

An interoperable web also depends on developers, so npm recently invited us to talk about some of the ways you can leverage the tools available on npm to make sure your sites and web apps are not only compatible with today’s modern browsers, but accessible across all browsers, devices, and platforms.

We are excited to contribute a series of posts on The npm Blog, starting with today’s post by Jeff Burtoft, “Build for Devices.” Check it out for some great tips on building hosted and packaged web apps using modern web platforms on today’s diverse device landscape, using the tools available on npm.

Over the coming weeks, we will be contributing more posts covering browser compatibility, responsive design, and more—stay tuned, and let us know what you think @MSEdgeDev on Twitter or in the comments below!

– Alex Lu, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge

Updated November 25, 2015 10:35 am

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  1. Furthermore, Mr. Lu, can you please comment on why Edge/MSFT is encouraging developers to build HTML5/JS front ends while .NET developers are using C#/.NET on the backend? This is a very expensive model that breaks both DRY and encapsulation. Additionally, promoting web technologies takes developers away from the Windows Store, where MSFT is procuring revenues in the form of $19/$99 registrations (developers/organizations, respectively). It seems as if MSFT/Edge would be promoting technologies that work well with .NET while still conforming to HTML5 and web standards, like what CSHTML5/Duoco.de/JSIL.org are doing. It would be great to hear an official response from a MSFT representative on these points as they seem very short-sighted from a logistical and financial perspective. Thank you for any consideration and/or response!

  2. Waiting for more posts on browser compatibility, responsive design. Hope edge browser supports WhatsApp Web soon.