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First Project: Yet Another Link Shortener!


Yep, you got it. I'm making a link shortener.

I forget how I landed on this idea. But I've been thinking about it for a while now and really want to build one. There are tons of them out there, which means lots of examples and endless feature ideas!

Another reason I like it is the basic premise is simple: take one link and redirect it to another. Which is right in line with the 3 projects in 3 months goal. (You can check out the other goals here.)

My hope is to start small and then be able to iterate on it.

Initial scope will be:

  • User can sign up
  • User can pay for the subscription
  • User can create a shortened link
  • User can view all their shortened links in a dashboard

Some stretch goals are:

  • edit/delete links in dashboard
  • a CRUD API to interact with the software
  • custom domains for the short link
  • some metrics, at least click counts
  • ???

If you have any other ideas, let me know on Twitter!

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