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URL shortening service to be used in a microservices environment.

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# tinyurls

URL shortening service to be used in a microservices environment.

This service does the following:
1. Takes a long url and stores an md5 key and the url in a database table.
The md5 key is used to lookup the long url. This step returns a short link
with md5.
2. Takes a short link and redirects you to the long link.

## Installation
Clone code
git clone
Use virtual environment
virtualenv env
source env/bin/activate

Change into tinyurls directory and install
cd tinyurls
python install


pip install tinyurls


## Execute
tinyurls -h
usage: tinyurls [-h] [-p PORT] [-d DATABASE]

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-p PORT, --port PORT Port used for this service
-d DATABASE, --database DATABASE Database to use

tinyurls -p 9999


In a new terminal post the link to shorten
curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: text/plain" --data ""

In the browser go to ``

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