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Shortening URLs with bit.ly’s API in .NET

Shortening URLs with bit.ly’s API in .NET

I previously wrote about shortening URLs with TinyURL’s API but my new favorite URL shortener is http://bit.ly and it also has a great API that you can use from within your .net code.  I just recently used in my twitter contest website – tweetastica. The code is also very simple.  I didn’t add all the(…)

Tricky Asp.net MVC URL Rewriting

I am working on an asp.net mvc application and I wanted to make the user’s main page (profile) be www.domain.com/username.  This is a problem because the routing engine in MVC treats the first item after the domain as a controller.  Ofcourse I could do a {*catchall} and do my own parsing but why re-invent the(…)

My Elevator Pitch

My Elevator Pitch

I found this cool site that has a free wizard which helps you build your elevator (15 second) pitch. Here are some of my pitches: Consultant My name is Emad Ibrahim and I am a consultant specializing in .net development. I architect, design and create software. I can do it faster and better than the(…)