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imdb

Allows you to search and inspect movies and series from IMDB.com.

DESCRIPTION:

This packages allows you to easy access publicly available data from IMDB.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

IMDB currently features the following:

  • Querying details movie info

  • Searching for movies

  • Command-line utility included.

  • Quering details serie info (season, episode)

SYNOPSIS:

Movies:

i = Imdb::Movie.new("0095016")

i.title
#=> "Die Hard"
i.cast_members.first
#=> "Bruce Willis"

Serie:

s = Imdb::Serie.new("0773262")
season = s.seasons.first
e = season.episodes.last

e.title
#=> "Born Free"
e.synopsis
#=> "Dexter races against the clock..."

Searching:

i = Imdb::Search.new("Star Trek")

i.movies.size
#=> 97

Using the command line utility is quite easy:

$ imdb Star Trek

or to get movie info

$ imdb 0095016

REQUIREMENTS:

All required gems are installed automagically through RubyGems.

  • Hpricot 0.8.1

INSTALL:

$ sudo gem install imdb -s http://gemcutter.org

DOCUMENTATION:

TESTING:

You'll need rspec and fakeweb installed to run the specs. Y

$ bundle install
$ rake spec

Although not recommended, you may run the specs against the live imdb.com website. This will make a lot of calls to imdb.com, use it wisely.

$ LIVE_TEST=true rake spec

To update the packaged fixtures files with actual imdb.com samples, use the fixtures:refresh rake task

$ rake fixtures:refresh

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009 Ariejan de Vroom

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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