++ed by:
Aaron Straup Cope

NAME

Net::Google - simple OOP-ish interface to the Google SOAP API

SYNOPSIS

 use Net::Google;
 use constant LOCAL_GOOGLE_KEY => "********************************";

 my $google = Net::Google->new(key=>LOCAL_GOOGLE_KEY);
 my $search = $google->search();

 # Search interface

 $search->query(qw(aaron straup cope));
 $search->lr(qw(en fr));
 $search->starts_at(5);
 $search->max_results(15);

 map { print $_->title()."\n"; } @{$search->results()};

 # or...

 foreach my $r (@{$search->response()}) {
   print "Search time :".$r->searchTime()."\n";

   # returns an array ref of Result objects
   # the same as the $search->results() method
   map { print $_->URL()."\n"; } @{$r->resultElements()};
 }

 # Spelling interface

 print $google->spelling(phrase=>"muntreal qwebec")->suggest(),"\n";

 # Cache interface

 my $cache = $google->cache(url=>"http://search.cpan.org/recent");
 print $cache->get();

DESCRIPTION

Provides a simple OOP-ish interface to the Google SOAP API

ENCODING

According to the Google API docs :

 "In order to support searching documents in multiple languages 
 and character encodings the Google Web APIs perform all requests 
 and responses in the UTF-8 encoding. The parameters <ie> and 
 <oe> are required in client requests but their values are ignored.
 Clients should encode all request data in UTF-8 and should expect
 results to be in UTF-8."

(This package takes care of setting both parameters in requests.)

PACKAGE METHODS

__PACKAGE__->new(\%args)

Valid arguments are :

  • key

    string. A Google API key.

  • http_proxy

    url. A URL for proxy-ing HTTP requests.

  • debug

    Valid options are:

    • boolean

      If true prints debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite to STDERR

    • coderef.

      Your own subroutine for munging the debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite.

Note that prior to version 0.60, arguments were not passed by reference. Versions >= 0.60 are backwards compatible.

Returns an object. Woot!

OBJECT METHODS

$obj->key($string)

Get/set the Google API key for this object.

$obj->http_proxy($url)

Get/set the HTTP proxy for this object.

Returns a string.

$obj->search(\%args)

Valid arguments are :

  • key

    string. A Google API key.

    If none is provided then the key passed to the parent Net::Google object will be used.

  • starts_at

    int. First result number to display.

    Default is 0.

  • max_results

    int. Number of results to return.

    Default is 10.

  • lr

    string or array reference. Language restrictions.

  • safe

    boolean.

  • filter

    boolean.

  • http_proxy

    url. A URL for proxy-ing HTTP requests.

  • debug

    Valid options are:

    • boolean

      If true prints debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite to STDERR

    • coderef

      Your own subroutine for munging the debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite.

Note that prior to version 0.60, arguments were not passed by reference. Versions >= 0.60 are backwards compatible.

Returns a Net::Google::Search object. Woot!

Returns undef if there was an error.

$obj->spelling(\%args)

Valid arguments are:

  • key

    string. A Google API key.

    If none is provided then the key passed to the parent Net::Google object will be used.

  • phrase

    string or array reference.

  • http_proxy

    url. A URL for proxy-ing HTTP requests.

  • debug

    • boolean

      Prints debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite to STDERR

    • coderef

      Your own subroutine for munging the debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite.

    If no option is defined then the debug argument passed to the parent Net::Google object will be used.

Note that prior to version 0.60, arguments were not passed by reference. Versions >= 0.60 are backwards compatible.

Returns a Net::Google::Spelling object. Woot!

Returns undef if there was an error.

$obj->cache(\%args)

Valid arguments are :

  • key

    String. Google API key.

    If none is provided then the key passed to the parent Net::Google object will be used.

  • url

    string

  • http_proxy

    url. A URL for proxy-ing HTTP requests.

  • debug

    Valid options are:

    • boolean

      If true, prints debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite to STDERR

    • coderef

      Your own subroutine for munging the debugging information returned by SOAP::Lite.

    If no option is defined then the debug argument passed to the parent Net::Google object will be used.

Note that prior to version 0.60, arguments were not passed by reference. Versions >= 0.60 are backwards compatible.

Returns a Net::Google::Cache object. Woot!

Returns undef if there was an error.

$obj->queries_exhausted()

Returns true or false depending on whether or not the current in-memory session has exhausted the Google API 1000 query limit.

VERSION

1.0

DATE

$Date: 2005/03/26 20:49:03 $

AUTHOR

Aaron Straup Cope

CONTRIBUTORS

Marc Hedlund <marc@precipice.org>

SEE ALSO

http://www.google.com/apis

Net::Google::Search

Net::Google::Spelling

Net::Google::Cache

Net::Google::Response

Net::Google::Service

http://aaronland.info/weblog/archive/4231

TO DO

  • Tickle the tests so that they will pass on systems without Test::More.

  • Add tests for filters.

  • Add some sort of functionality for managing multiple keys. Sort of like what is describe here :

    http://aaronland.net/weblog/archive/4204

    This will probably happen around the time Hell freezes over so if you think you can do it faster, go nuts.

BUGS

Please report all bugs via http://rt.cpan.org

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2002-2005, Aaron Straup Cope. All Rights Reserved.

This is free software, you may use it and distribute it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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