Golang : Get YouTube playlist

A programmer productivity can be increased with a good playlist of music to get into the "zone" and I need this while coding out the job board for socketloop.com(1) Just for fun, this is the Golang code to download a playlist from YouTube, unmarshal the XML data and display the content. package main import ( "encoding/xml" "fmt" "io/ioutil" "net/http" "os" "strings" ) type YouTubeEntries struct { XMLName xml.Name `xml:"entry"` ID string `xml:"id"` Published string `xml:"published"` Updated string `xml:"updated"` Category string `xml:"category"` Title string `xml:"title"` Content string `xml:"content"` Link string `xml:"link"` Author string `xml:"author"` } type YouTubeFeeds struct { XMLName xml.Name `xml:"feed"` YouTubeEntries []YouTubeEntries `xml:"entry"` } // modify here to add more data to be displayed func (data YouTubeEntries) String() string { dateToYMD := strings.Split(data.Published, "T") return fmt.Sprintf("\t%s - %s - [%s]\n", dateToYMD[0], data.Title, data.ID) } func main() { response, err := http.Get("http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/RDXIzDDYrS4iE?v=2") if err != nil { fmt.Println(err) os.Exit(1) } defer response.Body.Close() XMLdata, err := ioutil.ReadAll(response.Body) if err != nil { fmt.Println(err) os.Exit(1) } var youtubeFeeds YouTubeFeeds xml.Unmarshal(XMLdata, &youtubeFeeds) fmt.Println(youtubeFeeds.YouTubeEntries) // alternate ways to display the list for k, v := range youtubeFeeds.YouTubeEntries { fmt.Printf("\t%d - [%s]\n", k, v) } } Have fun learning Go and YouTube API ! 1 - it is still a work in progress and I will announce it soon Reference : Read XML in Golang

  See also : Read a XML file in Go

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