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WURFL and Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Feb 19th, 2013

Pretend for a moment that you’re working as a front-end developer.
(If you’re already a front-end developer, well, pretend you’re also wearing a pirate hat.)
— Ethan Marcotte, Responsive Web Design, page 17

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Dealing with the WURFL Manager Object in ASP.NET

Jan 23rd, 2013

WURFL is a cross-platform API available for a variety of platforms and languages. Any programmatic access to the data that WURFL holds passes through the WURFL manager object. In the end, using the WURFL API is quite easy; more interestingly, it requires the same approach and development pattern regardless of the language and platform you’re using.

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Using the WURFL API with Microsoft WebPages for Mobile Device Detection

Dec 17th, 2012

Dear WURFL User, it is with great pleasure that I announce that Dino Esposito, Dino for friends, is now officially our WURFL Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Technologies.

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Perl and WURFL: There is only one way to do it right

Oct 15th, 2012

I read everything: fiction, history, science, mathematics, biography, travel.
Perl (Martin Lewis Perl)

November 5, 2012, IMPORTANT UPDATE: Perl Cloud Clients now Available in CPAN too!

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HTTP and Mobile: The Missing Header

Oct 2nd, 2012

I cannot count the times I heard someone wonder why on earth device manufacturers never added an HTTP header that would make it obvious that an HTTP request is coming from a mobile device. I typically had witty answers to that question. ‘The header existed. It was called UAProf. Apple killed it’.

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BDConf and Exposing WURFL Capabilities to JavaScript

Sep 28th, 2012

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
– Leonardo Da Vinci (disputed)

Important Note (April 2014): If you are interested in using WURFL from Javascript, you may want to check out WURFL.io (or this blog post).

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WURFL in the Cloud with Node.js

Sep 16th, 2012

JavaScript was my first love, but will it be my last?
in this world of trouble, we put Node.js to the test.

Adapted from a popular song by John Miles

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WURFL in the Cloud with Ruby

Jun 13th, 2012

I didn’t work hard to make Ruby perfect for everyone, because you feel differently from me.
No language can be perfect for everyone. I tried to make Ruby perfect for me, but maybe it’s not perfect for you.
The perfect language for Guido van Rossum is probably Python
–Yukihiro Matsumoto, Creator of the Ruby Programming Language

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Innocence vs. Experience

May 23rd, 2012

“What is the price of Experience? Do men buy it for a song?
Or wisdom for a dance in the street?”  – William Blake

 

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WURFL Direct Download Gets Gzip Support

Apr 30th, 2012

One of the most requested features since we launched ScientiaMobile was a URL to download the latest WURFL Snapshot.  In August 2011, we introduced the WURFL Direct Download URL, which is a custom URL for our customers that allows them to download their latest authorized WURFL Snapshot.  This snapshot is internally licensed to the customer when it is downloaded, based on their ScientiaMobile license.

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