Freek Kalter > WWW-Scraper-F1-0.005 > WWW::Scraper::F1

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Module Version: 0.005   Source   Latest Release: WWW-Scraper-F1-0.007

NAME ^

WWW::Scraper::F1 - Use f1.com race data seamlessly in perl.

SYNOPSIS ^

   use WWW::Scraper:F1;

   my $top      = get_top_championship( { length => 5 } );
   my $upcoming = get_upcoming_race();

FUNCTIONS ^

get_top_championship()

This functions retrieves the current championshiip. it returns a reference to an array of hashes. By default it returns the top 5 drivers like this.

   [
       { name Sebastian Vettel , points 55 , team Red Bull Racing }
       { name Fernando Alonso  , points 40 , team Ferrari }
   ]

You can specify options via a hash reference get_top_chamionship( {length = 3} )>

get_upcoming_race()

This function returns a reference to hash. The hash elements contains information about the upcoming race. The hash looks like this:

   {
     'country'    => 'Canada',
     'city'       => 'Montreal',
     'time'       => '10/06/12 20:00:00',
     'countdown'  => '7 days 21 hours'
   }

INTERNALS ^

This module caches the results fetch from f1.com for futher use. Since the actual data only changes after a race, it only needs to fetch it again if the cache is older then the previous race.

AUTHOR ^

Freek Kalter freek@kalteronline.org http://kalteronline.org

COPYRIGHT ^

This module is distributed under the same lincense as perl5 itself.

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