I just released a fresh version of IMDB::Film module to grub movie metadata from IMDB.com. There is not any new functionality in that release. Just bug fixes: fixed issue with plot retrieving; fixed retrieving of movie plot keywords; fixed parsing rating and top 250 or bottom 100 movie property; fixed issue with parsing AKA movie… Continue reading →
Recently I finished with Russian translation of LinuxMCE UI. But as I know now it was the easiest part. After addition Russian descriptions in the database I faced with problem of displaying them. I made a research and found following. To have UTF8 data in the mysql database a few steps should be done: default… Continue reading →
I just released a new version of IMDB::Film – 0.42. Following changes were done since previous version: added retrieving of plot keywords for the film; fixed issue with retrieving of movie’s plot contained links; fixed issue with displaying special HTML symbols; added test for the plot keywords; fixed POD documentation. To implement correct displaying of… Continue reading →
Oracle has its own date format – DD-MM-YY (24-sep-09). So, to insert a value into Oracle date field you should somehow convert date from your format. Sure it can be done using some date/time module or your own function. But there are two simpler ways – set desire date/time format for session or use Oracle… Continue reading →
After successful installation of DBD::Oracle it’s time to use it. The connection string is the same as for he rest DB: my $dbi = DBI->connect("dbi:Oracle:$db_name:$db_host:$db_port", $db_user, $db_pass); As result of running code above I got following error: Couldn’t connect to database db_name: ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified (DBD ERROR: OCIServerAttach) After googling… Continue reading →
Recently I got a task which needs to communicate with database Oracle from Perl. Perl has an excellent database abstraction interface DBI. But for specific database it needs a driver – DBD module. To install DBD::Oracle you have to perform following simple steps: Download and install oracle-instantclient11.2-basic and oracle-instantclient11.2-devel RPMs from Instant Client Downloads for… Continue reading →
Today a new version of IMDB::Film was released. There was added a new feature – list of recommended movies, and fixed a few bugs. The IMDB::Film 0.41 can be downloaded from the CPAN or installed using cpan utility. Report bugs, suggestions or feature requests via CPAN RT.
A few days ago the new version of Perl module IMDB::Film was released. That module is used to get metadata from the IMDB.com. A few new features was added there: information about companies and connections; MPAA rating; additional information about release such “re-release”, “DVD premiere” etc; information about place in the IMDB top. Also the… Continue reading →