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System Design of URL Shortening Service

Ashis Chakraborty
Associate Software Architect, Samsung
Originally published at towardsdatascience.com on ・1 min read

System design is one of the most important and feared aspects of software engineering. This opinion comes from my own learning experience in an associate architecture course. When I started my associate architecture course, I had a hard time understanding the idea of designing a system.
One of the main reasons was that the terms used in software architecture books are pretty hard to understand at first, and there is no clear step by step guidelines. Everybody seems to have a different approach.
So, I set out to design a system based on my experience of learning architecture courses. This is part of a series on system design for beginners (link is given below). For this one, let’s design the URL shortening service.

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