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Patrick Oscity

Software Craftsman

Shrl

Nov 2012 ruby sinatra open-source

Shrl, which is short for “short url”, is a simple URL shortener I have written. The problem with commercial services such as bit.ly is that you never know how long they will be around; suddenly, your shortened links might all be pointing nowhere! So I decided to roll my own as a fun project. I have hosted mine at shrl.paddd.de, but you can easily grab the source code from Github and have your own private URL shortener.

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