Archive for April, 2008

Installing Turbogears meets IMDb from scratch

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I have given my “Turbogears meets IMDb” webprogramming and scripting lecture again and produced a little video for it. You can see me getting the project to run on a vanilla machine (Python 2.5 and easy_install already installed) in less than two minutes.

The video also shows a quick walk-through of the browser-based user interface, incl.:

  1. selecting a movie from existing collection and show movie info together with own notes
  2. search for a movie with fuzzy search-terms
  3. annotate and store a movie to collection

Note: the video is encoded as Flash and plays fine in IE7 but seems to have problems playing on my Firefox. So try IE if it doesn’t seem to play on your machine.