NAME

POEx::Weather::OpenWeatherMap - POE-enabled OpenWeatherMap client

SYNOPSIS

  use POE;
  use POEx::Weather::OpenWeatherMap;

  # An API key can be obtained (free) at http://www.openweathermap.org:
  my $api_key = 'foo';

  POE::Session->create(
    package_states => [
      main => [qw/
        _start
        
        pwx_error
        pwx_weather
        pwx_forecast
      /],
    ],
  );

  sub _start {
    my ($kernel, $heap) = @_[KERNEL, HEAP];
    
    # Create, store, and start emitter:
    my $wx = POEx::Weather::OpenWeatherMap->new(
      api_key      => $api_key,
      event_prefix => 'pwx_',
    );

    $heap->{wx} = $wx;
    $wx->start;

    ## An example request:
    $wx->get_weather(
      location => 'Manchester, NH',
      tag      => 'mytag',
    );
  }

  sub pwx_error {
    my $err = $_[ARG0];
    my $status  = $err->status;
    my $request = $err->request;
    # ... do something with error ...
    warn "Error! ($status)";
  }

  sub pwx_weather {
    my $result = $_[ARG0];

    my $tag = $result->request->tag;

    my $place = $result->name;

    my $tempf = $result->temp_f;
    my $conditions = $result->conditions_verbose;
    # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Current for a method list)
    # ...
  }

  sub pwx_forecast {
    my $result = $_[ARG0];

    my $place = $result->name;

    my $itr = $result->iter;
    while (my $day = $itr->()) {
      my $date = $day->dt->mdy;
      my $temp_hi = $day->temp_max_f;
      my $temp_lo = $day->temp_min_f;
      # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast)
      # ...
    }
  }

  POE::Kernel->run;

DESCRIPTION

A POE-enabled interface to OpenWeatherMap (http://www.openweathermap.org), providing an object-oriented asynchronous interface to current & forecast weather conditions for a given city, latitude/longitude, or OpenWeatherMap city code.

This is really just an asynchronous counterpart to Weather::OpenWeatherMap; look there for documentation regarding Request & Result objects.

This an event emitter that consumes MooX::Role::POE::Emitter; look there for documentation on composed methods. See http://www.openweathermap.org for more on OpenWeatherMap itself.

ATTRIBUTES

api_key

Your OpenWeatherMap API key.

(See http://www.openweathermap.org/api to register for free.)

api_key can be set after object construction via set_api_key; if the key is not valid, requests will likely fail with 401 Unauthorized errors.

cache

A boolean value indicating whether successful results should be cached to disk via Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Cache.

Defaults to false. This may change in a future release.

cache_dir

The directory in which cache files are saved. The default may be fine; see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Cache.

cache_expiry

The duration (in seconds) for which cache files are considered valid. The default may be fine; see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Cache.

METHODS

start

Start our session.

Must be called before events will be received or emitted.

stop

Stop our session, shutting down the emitter and user agent (which will cancel pending requests).

get_weather

  $wx->get_weather(
    # 'location =>' is mandatory.
    #  These are all valid location strings:
    #  By name:
    #   'Manchester, NH'
    #   'London, UK'
    #  By OpenWeatherMap city code:
    #   5089178
    #  By latitude/longitude:
    #   'lat 42, long -71'
    location => 'Manchester, NH',

    # Set 'forecast => 1' to get the forecast,
    # omit or set to false for current weather:
    forecast => 1,

    # If 'forecast' is true, you can specify the number of days to fetch
    # (up to 14):
    days => 3,

    # Optional tag for identifying the response to this request:
    tag  => 'foo',
  );

Request a weather report for the given location =>.

The location can be a 'City, State' or 'City, Country' string, an OpenWeatherMap city code, or a 'lat X, long Y' string.

Requests the current weather by default (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Current).

If passed forecast => 1, requests a weather forecast (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Forecast), in which case days => $count can be specified (up to 14). If hourly => 1 is also specified, an hourly (rather than daily) report is returned; see the documentation for Weather::OpenWeatherMap for details.

If passed find => 1, requests search results for a given location name or latitude & longitude; see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Find.

An optional tag => can be specified to identify the response when it comes in.

Any extra arguments are passed to the constructor for the appropriate Request subclass; see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request.

The request is made asynchronously and a response (or error) emitted when it is available; see "EMITTED EVENTS". There is no useful return value.

RECEIVED EVENTS

get_weather

  $poe_kernel->post( $wx->session_id =>
    get_weather =>
      location => 'Manchester, NH',
      tag      => 'foo',
  );

POE interface to the "get_weather" method; see "METHODS" for available options.

EMITTED EVENTS

error

Emitted when an error occurs; this may be an internal error, an HTTP error, or an error reported by the OpenWeatherMap API.

$_[ARG0] is a Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Error object.

weather

Emitted when a request for the current weather has been successfully processed.

$_[ARG0] is a Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Current object; see that module's documentation for details on retrieving weather information.

forecast

Emitted when a request for a weather forecast has been successfully processed.

$_[ARG0] is a Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast object; see that module's documentation for details on retrieving daily or hourly forecasts (Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast::Day & Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast::Hour objects) from the retrieved forecast.

SEE ALSO

Weather::OpenWeatherMap

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Error

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Current

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Current

Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Forecast

The examples/ directory of this distribution.

AUTHOR

Jon Portnoy <avenj@cobaltirc.org>