TinyUrlService for Sakai

I’ve just checked into contrib (Sakai’s repo of additional cool stuff) a new service for Sakai called TinyUrlService. Given any URL in Sakai you can get a tiny URL for it to send out in emails or just have as a nice link to a page or tool.

It maps to the /tiny/ URL space and implementing it is as simple as injecting the service and making one simple call:
String tinyUrl = tinyUrlService. generateTinyUrl(someUrl);

This returns a URL like:

http://some.sakai.server/tiny/acvftd

which when followed will redirect to the original URL just as you’d expect. It takes care of all the necessary checks, for instance if that particular URL already has a tiny URL associated with it, that one is returned instead of making a new one.

You can get it here:

https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/tinyurl/

and the Jira for this new service is here:
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