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Parse XML Data In A Golang Application

While I don’t see a lot of it anymore, XML is still a common data format that people use. I prefer JSON, but I don’t always have a say in how I receive data. Some time ago I wrote a few tutorials on which include parsing XML data with Node.js, parsing XML data with Java, and parsing XML data with PHP. If you’ve been keeping up, I’ve been doing a lot of development with the Go programming language which is why I think it would be a great idea to go over XML in Golang.

Of the various programming languages, I think XML is the easiest to work with in the Go programming language. We’re going to see how to take XML data and unmarshal it into a custom structure. We’re also going to see how to take JSON data and convert it into XML.

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Create A Podcast XML Feed For Publishing To iTunes

Recently I started a developer podcast, but more work went into it beyond just recording it. I had to create an XML feed file to be published to iTunes as well as Pocket Casts.

I figured it would be nice to share what goes into creating an XML feed, how to validate it, and how to submit it to iTunes as well as the popular Pocket Casts.

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Parse An XML Response With Java And Dom4J

Previously we’ve explored how to parse XML data using Node.js as well as PHP. Continuing on the trend of parsing data using various programming languages, this time we’re going to take a look at parsing XML data using the dom4j library with Java.

Now dom4j, is not the only way to parse XML data in Java. There are many other ways including using the SAX parser. Everyone will have their own opinions on which of the many to use.

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Parse An XML Response With PHP

If you’re like me, you find XML a real pain to deal with, but yet it still seems to exist with various web services. If you’re using Android or AngularJS, these frameworks can’t process XML out of the box, but they can JSON.

With the assistance of a PHP powered web server, you can easily transform the nasty XML responses you get into something more usable like JSON.

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