JSON search endpoints and cURL

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JSON search endpoints and cURL

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A code example of how to make a call to a search endpoint and searching for a specific string.

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<?php
02	$apikey = 'insert_your_api_key_here';
03	$q = urlencode('Toy Story'); // make sure to url encode an query parameters
04	 
05	// construct the query with our apikey and the query we want to make
06	$endpoint = 'http://api.rottentomatoes.com/api/public/v1.0/movies.json?apikey=' . $apikey . '&q=' . $q;
07	 
08	// setup curl to make a call to the endpoint
09	$session = curl_init($endpoint);
10	 
11	// indicates that we want the response back
12	curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
13	 
14	// exec curl and get the data back
15	$data = curl_exec($session);
16	 
17	// remember to close the curl session once we are finished retrieveing the data
18	curl_close($session);
19	 
20	// decode the json data to make it easier to parse the php
21	$search_results = json_decode($data);
22	if ($search_results === NULL) die('Error parsing json');
23	 
24	// play with the data!
25	$movies = $search_results->movies;
26	echo '<ul>';
27	foreach ($movies as $movie) {
28	  echo '<li><a href="' . $movie->links->alternate . '">' . $movie->title . " (" . $movie->year . ")</a></li>";
29	}
30	echo '</ul>';
31	 
32	 
33	?>
Source: http://developer.rottentomatoes.com/doc ... 0/examples

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