API Project:URL Shortener Microservice

User Stories

  1. I can POST a URL to [project]/api/shorturl/new and I will receive a shortened URL in the JSON response. Example : {"original_url": "https://www.google.com", "short_url":1}
  2. If I pass an invalid URL that doesn't follow the http(s)://www.example.com (/more/routes) format, the JSON response will contain an error like {"error":"invalid URL"} HINT: to be sure that the submitted url points to a valid site you can use the function dns.lookup(host, cb) from the dns core module.
  3. When I visit the shortened URL, it will redirect me to my original link.

Short URL Creation

short url lookup

Will redirect to:

https://imkp.co.uk