There are lots of threads dealing with how to test in multiple versions of IE and they inevitably come to the same conclusions, one of which is "use IETester".
I've tried IETester but am always skeptical of the results and end up going back to using multiple machines.
I'm looking for reviews, notes, comments on IETester from people who've used it a fair amount. Is what you see rendered in IETester to be trusted?
Thanks for the feedback, I have looked at those options as well but I'm particularly concerned with people's IETester experiences.
As far as I can tell it's really the best option for me, but only if it can trusted.
Another option is to use virtualization in order to run multiple virtual machines on one physical machine. This way you can have many different configutaions and combinations of browser/OS/JRE/etc all available on the same physical machine.
Honestly, I checked this out at one point but my biggest concern was that the product homepage offered up a few deficiencies, and not little ones.
I did a little more searching and I found that a few review sites were giving it marginal reviews. Whenever I see a review, I generally act skeptical because I know that many of these sites can be seeded to give it great reviews. So I actually search for bad reviews specifically. Generally speaking, I think if you can find enough bad reviews then I usually take those into consideration.
That's not to say I don't buy the product, because sometimes I do. However, at least I know the problems. Or the common problems. With IETester, though, I just saw too many issues with reliability and functionality that it really did scare me away.
Yeah, I mean it seems like a great idea, but in practice, at least at this stage of the game, these guys seem to be waaaaaay off the mark. I try to use the tip of the iceberg analogy. You only see 10% of the iceberg, so if they are willing to admit to the major issues they did, then what lies beneath the surface?