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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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2 thoughts on “Design a tiny URL or URL shortener

  1. Reply Apr 5,2016 7:42 pm

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    • 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?

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