Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The New CodeIgniter PHP Client Library

While the YouTube Data API’s RESTful nature means that talking to YouTube is as easy as making an HTTP request, using a client library is a great way to improve your YouTube Data API productivity and write code using your preferred language’s native features. PHP developers using the Zend framework have had access to a client library for a while now, and that library continues to be a supported way of using the YouTube API. But if you’re a PHP developer using the CodeIgniter framework, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s now an alternative client library available just for you.

A third-party developer, Jim Saunders, has developed a YouTube Data API library specifically for the CodeIgniter framework. You download the library on GitHub, and read the article he’s written to find out how to get started with some sample code.

While Jim wrote and still maintains the library, please feel free to ask any questions about the YouTube API in general in our developer forum!

—Jeff Posnick, YouTube API Team