Thomas Schnücker

NAME

Weather::Com::Simple - Simple Wrapper around the Weather::Com::Cached API

SYNOPSIS

  use Data::Dumper;
  use Weather::Com::Simple;
  
  # define parameters for weather search
  my %params = (
                'partner_id' => 'somepartnerid',
                'license'    => '12345678',
                'place'      => 'Heidelberg',
  );
  
  # instantiate a new weather.com object
  my $simple_weather = Weather::Com::Simple->new(%params);

  my $weather = $simple_weather->get_weather();
  
  print Dumper($weather);
  

DESCRIPTION

Weather::Com::Simple is a very high level wrapper around Weather::Com::Cached. You provide a place to search for (e.g. a city or "city, country") and you'll get back a simple hash containing some usefull weather information about all locations whose name matches to the search string.

CONSTRUCTOR

new(hash or hashref)

The constructor takes the same hash or hashref as Weather::Com::Cached does. Please refer to that documentation for further details.

Except from the Weather::Com::Cached parameters this constructor takes a parameter place which defines the location to search for. It is not possible to provide the location to search to the get_weather() method!

METHODS

get_weather()

This method invokes the Weather::Com::Cached API to fetch some weather information and returns an arrayref containing one or many hashrefs with some high level weather information.

If no location matching the search string is found, it returns undef.

When you construct a Weather::Com::Simple object like shown in the synopsis above, the arrayref returned has the following structure:

  $VAR1 = [
                {
                        'place'      => 'Heidelberg, Germany',
                        'celsius'                => '0',
                        'fahrenheit'             => '32',
                        'temperature_celsius'    => '0',
                        'temperature_fahrenheit' => '32'
                        'windchill_celsius'      => '-6',
                        'windchill_fahrenheit'   => '21',
                        'windspeed_kmh'          => '26',
                        'windspeed_mph'          => '16',
                        'wind'       => '16 mph 26 km/h from the North Northeast',
                        'updated'    => '11:50 AM Local on January 26, 2005',
                        'conditions' => 'Partly Cloudy',
                        'pressure'   => '30.21 in / 1023.0 hPa',
                        'humidity'   => '60',
                },
                {
                        'place' => 'Heidelberg, KY',
                        
                        ...
                        
                },
                {
                        'place' => 'Heidelberg, MS',
                        
                        ...
                        
                }
        ];

SEE ALSO

See also documentation of Weather::Com and Weather::Com::Cached.

AUTHOR

Thomas Schnuecker, <thomas@schnuecker.de>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2004-2009 by Thomas Schnuecker

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

The data provided by weather.com and made accessible by this OO interface can be used for free under special terms. Please have a look at the application programming guide of weather.com (http://www.weather.com/services/xmloap.html)