YouTube ‘conspiracy’: Rogue engineer reveals secret plot to kill Internet Explorer


Web developers really hated Internet Explorer 6

YouTube’s developers were so tired of dealing with the outdated Microsoft browser back in 2009 that they devised a plan to kill it, according to a post written by ex-YouTube engineer Chris Zacharias. 

The plot was carried out without the permission of YouTube’s parent company, Google, says Zacharias who worked at the company from 2007 to 2010.

“IE6 had been the bane of our web development team’s existence,” writes the ex-YouTube engineer who is just now sharing the story about how IE6 met its demise in on his website. “At least one to two weeks every major sprint cycle had to be dedicated to fixing new UI that was breaking in IE6.” Read more…

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