shortshort

Short library for making short URLs

npm install shortshort
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ShortShort.js: a really short URL shortener library

ShortShort.js is a short library to encode and resolve URLs and other content to a base62 strings. It uses Redis as a backend.

Installation instruction

npm install shortshort

Usage

var redis = require("redis");
var ShortShort = require("shortshort");

var shortener = new ShortShort(redis.createClient());

shortener.shorten("http://www.google.com", function(err, result) {
  console.log("Your key is " + result.key);

  shortener.resolve(result.key, function(err, url) {
    console.log("The encoded url by key " + result.key + " is " + url);
  });
});

Configuration options

When you create a new ShortShort instance, you have the ability to specify some of the behaviour of ShortShort. You may pass:

  • validation: to validate the first argument of shorten against an URL regexp. It defaults to true.
  • globalCounter: to specify the name of the redis key that will be used to generate the global identifiers. It defaults to ss-global-counter.
  • keyPrefix: the prefix that will be used to save the shortened keys in redis. It defaults to ss-key-.

Contributing to ShortShort

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Cakefile and package.json. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

LICENSE - "MIT License"

Copyright (c) 2012 Matteo Collina, http://matteocollina.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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