Archive for October 2012

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

“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!     I learned Perl in 1994, before Perl 5 was created, while still at the University. It was the reference language for everyone who wanted to do web development before 1996. I loved Perl. It was powerful. You could do in one day what would easily take weeks to do with other languages at the time. And this still applies today to a large extent. The difference today is that a […]

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HTTP and Mobile: The Missing Header

“Everything you always wanted to know  about your HTTP Clients, but were afraid to ask.” Woody Allen, in a slightly more frivolous context    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’. Jokes aside, the answer to that question lies in the economics of the whole thing: mobile stakeholders do not agree on who is entitled […]

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