Ab(Using) the MetaCPAN API for Fun and Profit

By Olaf Alders (‎oalders‎) from Toronto.pm
Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2013 11:10
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
Language: English
Tags: api cpan elasticsearch metacpan

MetaCPAN aims to make it fun and easy to get data about CPAN modules, distributions, favourites and even CPAN authors themselves, but sometimes it's just not easy enough. This talk will show you how to avoid some of the pitfalls of working with the MetaCPAN API, creating ElasticSearch queries and building your own MetaCPAN powered application. We'll do this by walking through the process of creating an application which uses the API. Some sample code will be made available prior to the talk for any who'd like to review it ahead of time, but it's by no means compulsory for attendance. The links to some prep code and slides are posted at http://blogs.perl.org/users/olaf_alders/2013/06/abusing-the-metacpan-api-for-fun-and-profit-v2013.html

The aim of this session is to arm both MetaCPAN beginners and intermediate users with enough knowledge to build the next MetaCPAN-powered web app, mobile app or even contribute back to MetaCPAN itself.

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