I'm new here to the forums (didn't even know there was one until recently xD) but I've been using the API for my own personal program for around 3 years now.
So my question is basically in the topic title but to expand a little:
How exactly should the process of storing the data on series be? Should any series that the program intersects with be saved into my database?
I have read http://thetvdb.com/wiki/index.php?title=Programmers_API thoroughly but still do not understand it 100%
Let me give an example of how my program works (steps are from the link above):
- User searches for a show
- Make use of Step 3a to get list of different series which match the search criteria
- User selects one of the displayed shows
- Data is saved in DB as UserID, TvdbID
- Show information (showinfo, episodeinfo, poster etc) is saved locally in C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming
And that show information is what is read when the user wants to view the show etc. No information on the actual show is saved in my db.
I know it's not the best but that's how I made it ~2 years ago because lazy .
So basically what I want to know is how should i change it up. As I should really be using the previousTime etc to know what needs to be updated and all.
I hope this all makes sense, I'm not very good at explaining