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Title: How to design a tiny URL or URL shortener? Source:

How to design a system that takes big URLs like “” and converts them into a short 6 character URL. It is given that URLs are stored in database and every URL has an associated integer id.

One important thing to note is, the long url should also be uniquely identifiable from short url. So we need a Bijective Function

Java solution

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4 thoughts on “Design a tiny URL or URL shortener

  1. Reply Apr 5,2016 7:42 pm

    Currently it sounds like Movable Type is the top blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

    • Reply Anupam Jain Apr 10,2016 9:28 am

      we are not sure what you mean by “Movable Type” platform? Could you please be a little bit more elaborate?

  2. Reply escort antalya Nov 16,2016 2:38 pm

    Hey there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if
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    guidance from someone with experience. Any
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    • Reply Anupam Jain Jul 4,2017 12:56 pm


      Yes blogs do use WYSIWYG editors. All popular ones, namely: Blogspot, WordPress etc. have such editors.


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