This is too cool. A DBD::google module on CPAN:

DBD::google allows you to use Google as a datasource; google can be queried using SQL SELECT statements, and iterated over using standard DBI conventions.

I've been wanting an SQL interface to Google for so long. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at February 11, 2003 08:45 PM

Reader Comments
# Harmen said:

*blink* *blink*

Way better than those stupid soap calls.

on February 12, 2003 03:37 AM
# canadian singles said:

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on February 12, 2003 02:39 PM
# Simon Willison said:

It's vanished! The link is now broken (it wasn't when I checked this story out a few days ago) and a search on CPAN doesn't turn up anything. I wonder what happened.

on February 15, 2003 03:41 PM
# Richard Soderberg said: (the main CPAN mirror) is having some RAID problems at the moment ( says more) and will be down for a little while re: updates.

Unfortunately, this means you may not be able to find the new Tie::Google module, by the same author. But it'll be there soon.

on February 16, 2003 08:47 AM
# Darren Chamberlain said:

I've made copies of both DBD::google and Tie::Google
available at, since
CPAN has been having availability issues.

on February 18, 2003 11:55 AM
# Gerald said:

Sounds interesting. But is there a difference in performance or ability between the SOAP and the DBD package?

on March 15, 2003 05:11 PM
# canadian singles said:

I think there is a difference

on April 24, 2003 08:04 AM
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