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21

Aug

2017

How to Use the New Hash Trie algorithm in Java

51Degrees explains how to call the C Hash Trie API within Java.

Author: Ben Shillito

This article shows how the new, faster, Hash Trie algorithm can be used in a Java environment. This blog will go through the steps required to create an illustrative example of how to call the C Hash Trie API within Java. Before starting, you will need to get hold of the new Hash Trie source which is available on GitHub.

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3

Jul

2017

51Degrees Github Repository Housekeeping – Important Update

Reducing repository size to improve performance

Author: Anonym

51Degrees will be switching to using Git LFS to store our data files.

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27

Feb

2017

51Degrees is the First Device Detection Solution to Reach 600,000 Combinations.

Author: Anonym

Device detection databases only provide useful insight if they contain up-to-date combinations of hardware models, operating systems and web browsers. “Device Combinations” is the principle metric used to measure accuracy and breadth. 51Degrees contains over 600,000 currently active and unique permutations of device, OS and browser indexed for web, native apps and telecoms operators

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28

Nov

2016

Device Detection Performance Analysis

51Degrees compares the Raspberry Pi against two modestly priced Intel platforms.

51Degrees is regularly evaluated against competitors DeviceAtlas and WURFL from ScientiaMobile for performance, accuracy and memory consumption. This blog post builds on a 2015 performance blog with three new commodity hardware benchmarks on; 1) a Raspberry Pi, 2) a low-end desktop PC and 3) a high-end multi CPU server to provide information engineers will find helpful when selecting a device intelligence solution.

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20

Sep

2016

51Degrees is Google Daydream ready

Author: Anonym

Large bag of crisps at my side and headset on (‘HMD’ if you must), I nestle into the comfiest armchair in the house.  The soft padding of the headgear feels secure and reassuringly weighty as it encloses my skull, and with all peripheral vision also blocked off, I feel I have just announced “Do Not Disturb” to the rest of the household. 

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12

Sep

2016

Using 51Degrees Cloud API with JavaScript

Author: Anonym

In today’s modern web infrastructures the possibilities for your website are endless, ranging from CMS, all the way to the language your site is built on. Some of these can be quite restrictive, but one thing that almost every website is able to use is JavaScript. This blog is aimed at those who may not be able to use languages such as Java or .NET to access our cloud service and to show you how to get it working with nothing more than basic JavaScript.

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29

Jun

2016

51Degrees NGINX Module

The new NGINX module has now been released as beta

Author: Ben Shillito

The new 51Degrees NGINX module combines patented device detection with the simplicity of NGINX. Detection can be carried out on an NGINX load balancing server with just 1 line in the configuration, and installation requires no changes to the existing web server implementation

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Categories: Development, News

Tags: C, NGINX, Server

13

Oct

2015

Calculate Maximum Size of a Value String

Use C# to determine the longest value returned from device detection

51Degrees device detection solutions include rich and consistent meta data. Available properties and values can be returned from a 51Degrees data set object instance. This blog shows how to work out the length of the longest value that can be returned. The information can be used to allocate sufficient space to store results.

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Categories: Development

Tags: C#, Meta Data

16

Sep

2015

How to use signatures to filter device data by specific properties and values

Get the most out of your 51Degrees data file using Java API

Author: Mike

Did you know that you can use the 51Degrees device data file not only for device detection, but also for enhancing the report generating tools, enhancing the analytics data and exposing parts of data to improve client experience? This article demonstrates how to use the signature entities from the 51Degrees data file to produce a subset of signatures based on one or more property.

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27

Aug

2015

Java API 3.2 released to Beta

Slimmer, faster and more memory efficient.

Author: Mike

Over the past months we have been working on improving the speed and efficiency of our Java API. We are happy to announce that as of today the API has officially been released to beta and is available for download. The API features improved auto update, better caching, support for V3.2 data files and more. Check out the list of changes.

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