Google Chrome makes using Internet Explorer less painful with Google Chrome Frame

chrome_frame_logo.jpgGoogle has just released its latest open source endeavor – Google Chrome Frame.

Google Chrome frame allows IE users to choose (on sites using the plugin) whether they want to stay in IE or use the Chrome Javascript Engine.

We’re building Google Chrome Frame to help web developers deliver faster, richer applications like Google Wave. Recent JavaScript performance improvements and the emergence of HTML5 have enabled web applications to do things that could previously only be done by desktop software. One challenge developers face in using these new technologies is that they are not yet supported by Internet Explorer. Developers can’t afford to ignore IE — most people use some version of IE — so they end up spending lots of time implementing work-arounds or limiting the functionality of their apps.
With Google Chrome Frame, developers can now take advantage of the latest open web technologies, even in Internet Explorer. From a faster Javascript engine, to support for current web technologies like HTML5’s offline capabilities and <canvas>, to modern CSS/Layout handling, Google Chrome Frame enables these features within IE with no additional coding or testing for different browser versions.
This is a really revolutionary idea and it’ll be interesting to see how the Web development community implements it. Google released a short video explaining basics of the plugin:

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