Writing a quick web application

I decided to throw together a quick web app to track my links. It basically functions similar to tinyurl but has the added advantage of keeping a count of the number of clicks.

This way I can keep track of how many people are clicking my links and I’ll be able to redirect them to the appropriate site without any delays. The redirect also allows me to change the destinations from one central source without going back to every page that references it.

The program is written in PHP which is a language that I’d like to be a little more familiar with. It’s convenient to program PHP for web sites compared to other scripting languages.

I’ll write a quick front end for the application by pulling code from the Savings Assistant site I did over a year ago.

Start to finish this short project should only take 1.5 hours.