In this Browser Testing with VirtualBox and Internet Explorer course, you learned how to install both VirtualBox as well as a virtual machine, start up and navigate a virtual machine. As well as affecting machine settings and capturing what you see on your screen using a few methods. Knowing how to test your local and hosted websites in this way, across multiple versions of Internet Explorer, is a huge time saver, and a piece of the testing puzzle.
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- [Voiceover] As soon as I learned about immulators…and virtual machines and all this kind of stuff,…it really, it opened a door to being able…to do testing really easily.…At some point a few years ago,…I actually bought a Windows laptop just so I could test,…but it was still difficult because…I could only have one version of IE…or I had to figure out a way,…there were ways to do it,…to get multiple versions of Internet Explorer…on the same operating system.…So, I was doing pretty much the same thing I'm doing now,…but I had to buy another machine.…
On Mac, for instance, that I have here,…this is a great way, among others,…to be able to just go in and test.…It's awesome.…That way you don't have to flip open another machine…or plunk down that money.…To get it, you can do this really simply.…Once again, we can install…the different virtual machines we need,…and we can start them each up if we want to.…You gotta be careful you have enough RAM…and everything works and that type of thing…'cause if you have a little bit older Mac for instance,…
In this course, Brian Wood explains the how to use VirtualBox and modern.ie to set up virtual machines you can use to perform browser testing. He walks you through each step of the setup process so you can become familiar with these tools and starting using them for browser testing.
- Installing VirtualBox
- Using modern.ie to select virtual machines and platforms
- Downloads up a virtual machine
- Running IE on a MAC
- Performing browser testing on a local or hosted site
- Testing against many versions of Internet Explorer