Tech entrepreneur, software engineer. Founder of CircleCI. Lover of chocolate and pastries.
I made a URL shortener for Hacker News. The project itself is pretty simple, but the tech stack behind it is pretty interesting. I built it with no code at all, and despite that made it super fast, maintainable, and secure.
Hkrn.ws is a URL shortener for hacker news.
Basically, it turns hkrn.ws/12303075 into https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12303075.
I built this for a simpler time, when twitter charged you by the character for URLs. Today, I think the main…