NAME

Net::OpenAMD - Perl interface to the OpenAMD API

VERSION

This document describes Net::OpenAMD version 0.0.3

SYNOPSIS

    use Net::OpenAMD;

    my $amd = Net::OpenAMD->new();

    my $location = $amd->location({ area => 'Engressia' });

  

DESCRIPTION

This module is to make it easy to grab information from the OpenAMD project at The Next Hope.

http://wiki.hope.net/Attendee_Meta-Data

http://amd.hope.net/

http://amd.hope.net/2010/05/openamd-api-released-v1-1-1/

http://travisgoodspeed.blogspot.com/2010/06/hacking-next-hope-badge.html

INTERFACE

new

Create a new object for accessing the OpenAMD API.

    my $amd = Net::OpenAMD->new( $options );

$options is a hashref with configuration options.

Current options are

base_uri

A URL to the API, currently defaults to https://api.hope.net/api/

Most likely it should end with a / to make URI happy, so notice that if you are having 404 errors you don't expect.

ua

Should be a pre-configured LWP::UserAgent or similar that returns a HTTP::Response object when its get method is called with a URI.

get

This is the main method, although probably never used. It has better/easier ways to access the different actions of the API.

    my $data = $amd->get( $action, $params );

$params are anything that are supported by URI->query, they will get passed on the request.

Here $data is a the JSON returned by the API converted to Perl reference.

Helper methods you can call as $amd->method($params) are:

interests
location
new
speakers
stats
talks
users

Unless specified, there is nothing different about any of the action methods than just calling get($action) instead. Depending on API changes, this may not always be the case.

DIAGNOSTICS

All methods should croak when an error occurs. If the remote API returns a successful response that contains valid JSON, that will be decoded and returned.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

Net::OpenAMD requires no configuration files or environment variables.

Net::OpenAMD uses LWP::UserAgent for requests and environment for that is not cleared.

DEPENDENCIES

LWP::UserAgent

URI

Net::OAuth

JSON::Any

INCOMPATIBILITIES

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Currently it does not support the OAuth that is required to log into the API and get information.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-net-openamd@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR

Andrew Fresh <andrew@cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2010, Andrew Fresh <andrew@cpan.org>. All rights reserved.

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

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