API Project: URL Shortener Microservice

User Story:

  1. I can POST a URL to [project_url]/api/shorturl/new and I will receive a shortened URL in the JSON response.
    Example : {"original_url":"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

example: POST [project_url]/api/shorturl/new - https://www.google.com

Example Usage:

[this_project_url]/api/shorturl/3

Will Redirect to:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/

My Usage:

https://infinite-castle-64021.herokuapp.com/api/shorturl/603

Will Redirect to:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/