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Rutgers University URL Shortener

Project description


A URL shortener for Rutgers University. For more information, contact Rutgers Open System Solutions.

Uses MongoDB. Python code targets Python 3.6.

Getting started

First set up a virtual environment and install the python dependencies with:

$ virtualenv --no-site-packages --python="python3" venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -r pip.req
$ pip install -r

Then build the HTML documentation with

$ ./ build_sphinx

This will place the Shrunk developer manual in ./build/sphinx/html. Open the file index.html in that directory and start reading the tutorials linked therein!


Web Application

  • Log in with a Rutgers NetID
  • Create a short URL from a long URL
  • Given a NetID, what URLs have they created?
  • Analytics on visits. With graphs and maps!
  • Create organizations to share links with your friends!

URL Shortening Service

  • Given a short URL, redirect to the long URL
  • Track visits to the short URL
  • Track popularity and number of clicks

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