Posts with tag: 'Apache'

You are not a man until…(WURFL InFuze and Raspberry PI)






“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.“ Pretty much everyone must have heard several instances of the “you are not a man until…” sentence followed by some more or less moronic action. When it comes to C APIs, I suspect that the programming counterpart recently has become “You did not build a real C API until you can compile and run it on a Raspberry PI“. In fact, there seems to be a race to run every bit of software ever conceived on a Raspberry PI. So, it didn’t take much before someone in our […]

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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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