I’m a newcommer to Ruby and Rails. I’ve just got the environment done on
my Mac OS X machine and I am eager to start to learn more!
It seems as such a great plattform for doing webapplications.
I have a specific task I would like to acomplish but being a newbie with
Rails and Ruby am not sure where to start.
What I want to do is to create a mobile site that is very goood at
detecting which device is used for accessing the web application and
then adjust the pages accroding to the devices capabilities.
Fortunately WURFL (http://wurfl.sourceforge.net/) is excellent at
identifying the various devices. For the Java world there is a tag
library (WALL - http://wurfl.sourceforge.net/java/index.php) that
implements a JSP tag library on top of WURFL - this makes it very easy
to develop web applications that behave cleverly with the different
devices out there. It handles WAP phones, XHTML browser and more.
The WURFL project has sometools and examples in Ruby
My problems is that as a newbie to both Ruby and Rails i do not know
where to start? Is there something similar to JSP TAG libs? If not, can
you ecommend better approaches?
What I would like to do is to get the same ease-of-programming as if
using the WALL JSP taglibs in a Java environmet.
Could anyone here help me plot a course for how to go about this?