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Case Study - URL Shortener

Greetings! There are URL shortning services like , for the obvious reason. Shorten the URL to save space! Be it a twitter message, an email, your resume, it is a handy way to give your valuable URL to others. Let's study the underline techniques together. It looks really simple piece of software at first glance, and it is. The real implementation doesn't look that scary. However, overall architecture give us a whole set of ideas. Related articles What does it do? Any URL shortner will have 2 main features. Give a short URL for any given URL. Redirect to the original URL when we enter the shorten URL in a browser. Just 2 features and what is there to talk? That is the interesting part of this. It touches wide range of architecture decisions when we really implement. I personaly haven't experience