I'm Jonathan Bullock; creator of JBake and Twitile, developer with a passion for the Internet, geek, gadget lover and fan of far too many sports. I occasionally give talks, take some photos and tweet every now and then.
27 January 2011
Late last year I released the first version of my latest project - http://hash.to - a url shortener written in Java.
It's pretty basic in terms of the functionality on offer at the moment but I decided to release the MVP rather than wait until I'd got round to implementing the rest of the functionality.
I know there are plenty of really good URL shortener services already out there but as a developer I wanted to create my own for a few reasons.
As I mentioned it's written in Java; Struts 2 is used as the web framework, Hibernate for ORM, UrlRewrite to manage the URL design, MySQL as the database behind the service all running in Apache Tomcat on a VPS from Bytemark.
I'm looking for as many people as possible to test/use the service and provide some feedback and right now you can get yourself some really short URL's!