imdb_celebrity

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DESCRIPTION:

  • Imdb_celebrity is a ruby-gem which is used for scrapping celebrity pages from www.imdb.com . You can install imdb_celebrity as

    gem install imdb_celebrity

    With current initial release we can search a celebrity with name or we can fetch content for a celebrity with given IMDB id or/and name, by specifying which parser we want to use. Right now we support Hpricot and Nokogiri as parser classes.

    Usages:

    require 'imdb_celebrity'
    
    ** searching a celebrity
      imdb_celebs = ImdbCelebrity::Search.new("Brad Pitt")
      imdb_celebs.celebrities
      # this will return array of celebrity objects. 
      Also you can define the ParserClass which u wanna use [ right now you have choice of using either Nokogiri or Hpricot], as
      imdb_celebs = ImdbCelebrity::Search.new("Brad Pitt", "NokogiriParser") #by default it will be HpricotParser
      imdb_celebs.celebrities
    
    ** Fetching data for celebrity
      celeb = ImdbCelebrity::Celebrity.new("0000093", "brad pitt") # give 7 digit imdbid number
      celeb.parser
      => it will give you the type of parser class it using
      celeb.public_methods(false)
      => will give you the public methods of ImdbCelebrity::Celebrity class only
      celeb.to_s
      => will return an array of celebrity data items containing name, real_name, biography, nationality, height, url.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Hpricot gem should be installed.
* Nokogiri gem should be installed.

INSTALL:

gem install imdb_celebrity
you may need sudo permissions to install gem.

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

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