Building a URL Shortener from Scratch Using CodeIgniter

Overview

Todays post is a little longer and a lot more in-depth. Today we will look at setting up a URL shortening service with CodeIgniter similar to bit.ly etc. Yes there is 100s already out there, this is just to see how easy it is in CodeIgniter. You can create this service in minutes without breaking a sweat.

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MySQL Matches INT 0 to all for VarChar

MySQL Matches INT 0 to all for VarChar

I found a strange bug/feature in MySQL which means that if you do a select statement using a INT against a VARCHAR column in matches all of the values in the column which do not start with a number. MySQL claim this is a normal.

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