Daniel Westermann-Clark

NAME

Catalyst::Model::EVDB - EVDB model class for Catalyst

SYNOPSIS

    # Use the Catalyst helper
    script/myapp_create.pl model EVDB EVDB xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    # lib/MyApp/Model/EVDB.pm
    package MyApp::Model::EVDB;

    use base qw/Catalyst::Model::EVDB/;

    __PACKAGE__->config(
        app_key => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
    );

    1;

    # In a controller action
    my %args = (
        location => 'Gainesville, FL',
        keywords => 'tag:music',
    );

    my $evdb    = $c->model('EVDB');
    my $results = $evdb->call('events/search', \%args)
        or die 'Error searching for events: ' . $evdb->errstr;

DESCRIPTION

This is the EVDB::API model class for Catalyst. EVDB::API is a Perl interface to EVDB, the Events and Venues Database.

Please note that EVDB API methods require an application key.

For more information on EVDB, or to obtain an application key, see http://api.evdb.com/.

METHODS

new

Create a new EVDB model component, using app_key as specified in your configuration.

errstr

Return the EVDB API error message.

login

Login using the specified username and password. For example:

    # In a controller action (don't forget validation!)
    my $username = $c->req->param('username');
    my $password = $c->req->param('password');

    my $evdb = $c->model('EVDB');
    $evdb->login(username => $username, password => $password)
        or die 'Error logging in: ' . $evdb->errstr;

Alternatively, you can set a username and password in the configuration for your model class. They will be used when this method is called without arguments. For example:

    # In your model class
    __PACKAGE__->config(
        app_key  => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
        username => 'danieltwc',
        password => 'secret',
    );

    # In a controller action
    my $evdb = $c->model('EVDB');
    $evdb->login or die 'Error logging in: ' . $evdb->errstr;

    # Call an EVDB method which requires authentication
    my %args = (
        title      => 'Lamb',
        start_time => '2006-03-18T21:00:00',
        tags       => 'music',
        venue_id   => 'V0-001-000160549-4',
    );

    my $response = $evdb->call('events/new', \%args);

This method also supports passwords which have already been hashed using MD5. Use the password_md5 key instead of password when calling the method or in your configuration.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

Daniel Westermann-Clark <danieltwc@cpan.org>

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Brian Cassidy, for clever new code

LICENSE

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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