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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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MoDevUX in DC

Apr 21st, 2012

I’ve been so busy in the last 2 years that catching a plane to attend a conference has been out of question. Of course, when a good conference like MoDevUX in DC takes place, I have no excuse but to ask Steve to pick me up and drive to Tyson’s Corner faster than you can say “you can’t use the HOV lane” (If you are two, you can carpool).

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Share WURFL across Multiple Java Web Applications with JNDI

Apr 18th, 2012

by Fulvio Crivellaro, ScientiaMobile, Java Team

A lot of work has gone into optimizing WURFL, both in terms of performance and memory consumption for version 1.4 of the Java API.

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Smart TVs and WURFL

Apr 16th, 2012

Someone just pinged me about Twitter traffic coming from the Breaking Development conference in Orlando. Jason Grigsby delivered a great presentation about Smart TVs, the next big wave and the one that will make the life of RWDoers even more exciting (yes, it’s irony):

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To the New Charles Dickens

Apr 8th, 2012

‘Come,’ said Mr. Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; ‘Come, Oliver! Wipe your eyes with the cuffs of your jacket, and don’t cry into your gruel; that’s a very foolish action, Oliver.’

from Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

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Announcing the new WURFL 1.4 API for Several Platforms

Apr 3rd, 2012

When Steve and I announced the advent of ScientiaMobile last summer, we knew that a mountain of work was awaiting us. One of the many challenges was that, over time, each WURFL API had taken a life of its own. If device detection was what ScientiaMobile sold, we’d better make that device detection consistent across all platforms and languages.

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