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CKAN

DESCRIPTION

'CKAN' is a Ruby client of the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS

  • The project is in pre-alpha state.
  • CKAN packages REST API wrapper.
  • CKAN resources class.
  • Query API for CKAN packages.

SYNOPSIS

'CKAN' is a Ruby client for the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network. It provides an object oriented interface for the repository based on the REST API of CKAN.

INSTALL

The gem is available at rubygems.org, so you can install it with:

$ gem install ckan

BASIC USAGE

  require 'ckan'

  # Optionally, set the base API url
  CKAN::API.api_base = "...your CKAN API URL ..."

  # get all CKAN packages
  packages = CKAN::Package.find

  # query for CKAN packages
  packages = CKAN::Package.find(:tags => ["lod", "government"], :groups => "lodcloud")

  # get the name of the package (this is a lazy call to the REST API)
  packages.first.name

  # get the resources of the package
  packages.first.resources

  # query for CKAN groups
  groups = CKAN::Group.find

  # get the description of a group
  groups.first.description

  # get the list of packages inside a group
  groups.first.packages

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Aleksander Pohl

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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