Real-time YouTube video surfing.
HTML JavaScript CSS CoffeeScript Nginx
Latest commit c05b41d Oct 28, 2015 @feross chmod 664 nginx.conf

README.md

YouTube Instant - Really fast YouTube search.

It started out as a bet with my roommate, Jake Becker. I bet him I could build real-time YouTube search in less than an hour. Sadly, I lost the bet – It took me 3 hours to finish it, and another couple hours to polish the user interface into what you see now at YTInstant.com. But, I’m happy with the result.

It got 1 million visitors within 10 days of release, and the YouTube CEO, Chad Hurley, offered me a job over Twitter.

Read more at YouTube Instant. The last two days..., I just met Chad Hurley at YouTube HQ, One Million Visitors in 10 Days.

Also, see the related Instant.fm project.

About this repo

Posting this code here now, since I've recently been asked for the original code several times. Until now, the only YouTube Instant code that's been available is the minified version on the live website and the unfinished coffee-script port I started and put here on GitHub. So, here's the orignal code now. For you.

The code is pretty terrible, but that's part of the beauty of the whole thing. None of Us Knows What We're Doing and "Done is better than perfect" are totally true in this case. For a better representation of my programming ability, see my more recent repos.

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2012 Feross Aboukhadijeh

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