Hey fellas, sorry for being absent for a long time, mainly it was lots of work on other projects.

In this post I am going to teach you how to screen scrape using NodeJS and JQuery (cheerio). Its relatively easy, here is the code:

 

Hey fellas, I’ve got this little exercise I did to do a mass url shortener using TinyURL API as an example, also I added a big list of API’s for shortening URLs like Bit.ly, Tiny.cc and more.

You might not have any use for this, but its good for education, we didn’t use any cURL because the API is opened and with a simple file_get_contents we can see the result when we input the url to the main gate of this API, check it out:

So with this example you can create your own functions either using file_get_contents for open API’s or cURL making POST request with proper credentials to get the output.

So here is the promised list of URL shortener services, I don’t know if some of them might help to cloak or anything, you will have to try it:

  • bit.ly
  • goo.gl
  • tinyurl.com
  • is.gd
  • cli.gs
  • pic.gd    tweetphoto
  • DwarfURL.com
  • ow.ly
  • yfrog.com
  • migre.me
  • ff.im
  • tiny.cc
  • url4.eu
  • tr.im
  • twit.ac
  • su.pr
  • twurl.nl
  • snipurl.com
  • BudURL.com
  • short.to
  • ping.fm
  • Digg.com
  • post.ly
  • Just.as
  • .tk
  • bkite.com
  • snipr.com
  • flic.kr
  • loopt.us
  • doiop.com
  • twitthis.com
  • htxt.it
  • AltURL.com
  • RedirX.com
  • DigBig.com
  • short.ie
  • u.mavrev.com
  • kl.am
  • wp.me
  • u.nu
  • rubyurl.com
  • om.ly
  • linkbee.com
  • Yep.it
  • posted.at
  • xrl.us
  • metamark.net
  • sn.im
  • hurl.ws
  • eepurl.com
  • idek.net
  • urlpire.com
  • chilp.it
  • moourl.com
  • snurl.com
  • xr.com
  • lin.cr
  • EasyURI.com
  • zz.gd
  • ur1.ca
  • URL.ie
  • adjix.com
  • twurl.cc
  • s7y.us    shrinkify
  • EasyURL.net
  • atu.ca
  • sp2.ro
  • Profile.to
  • ub0.cc
  • minurl.fr
  • cort.as
  • fire.to
  • 2tu.us
  • twiturl.de
  • to.ly
  • BurnURL.com
  • nn.nf
  • clck.ru
  • notlong.com
  • thrdl.es
  • spedr.com
  • vl.am
  • miniurl.com
  • virl.com
  • PiURL.com
  • 1url.com
  • gri.ms
  • tr.my
  • Sharein.com
  • urlzen.com
  • fon.gs
  • Shrinkify.com
  • ri.ms
  • b23.ru
  • Fly2.ws
  • xrl.in
  • Fhurl.com
  • wipi.es
  • korta.nu
  • shortna.me
  • fa.b
  • WapURL.co.uk
  • urlcut.com
  • 6url.com
  • abbrr.com
  • SimURL.com
  • klck.me
  • x.se
  • 2big.at
  • url.co.uk
  • ewerl.com
  • inreply.to
  • TightURL.com
  • a.gg
  • tinytw.it
  • zi.pe
  • riz.gd
  • hex.io
  • fwd4.me
  • bacn.me
  • shrt.st
  • ln-s.ru
  • tiny.pl
  • o-x.fr
  • StartURL.com
  • jijr.com
  • shorl.com
  • icanhaz.com
  • updating.me
  • kissa.be
  • hellotxt.com
  • pnt.me
  • nsfw.in
  • xurl.jp
  • yweb.com
  • urlkiss.com
  • QLNK.net
  • w3t.org
  • lt.tl
  • twirl.at
  • zipmyurl.com
  • urlot.com
  • a.nf
  • hurl.me
  • URLHawk.com
  • Tnij.org
  • 4url.cc
  • firsturl.de
  • Hurl.it
  • sturly.com
  • shrinkster.com
  • ln-s.net
  • go2cut.com
  • liip.to
  • shw.me
  • XeeURL.com
  • liltext.com
  • lnk.gd
  • xzb.cc
  • linkbun.ch
  • href.in
  • urlbrief.com
  • 2ya.com
  • safe.mn
  • shrunkin.com
  • bloat.me
  • krunchd.com
  • minilien.com
  • ShortLinks.co.uk
  • qicute.com
  • rb6.me
  • urlx.ie
  • pd.am
  • go2.me
  • tinyarro.ws
  • tinyvid.io
  • lurl.no
  • ru.ly
  • lru.jp
  • rickroll.it
  • togoto.us
  • ClickMeter.com
  • hugeurl.com
  • tinyuri.ca
  • shrten.com
  • shorturl.com
  • Quip-Art.com
  • urlao.com
  • a2a.me
  • tcrn.ch
  • goshrink.com
  • DecentURL.com
  • decenturl.com
  • zi.ma
  • 1link.in
  • sharetabs.com
  • shoturl.us
  • fff.to
  • hover.com
  • lnk.in
  • jmp2.net
  • dy.fi
  • urlcover.com
  • 2pl.us
  • tweetburner.com
  • u6e.de
  • xaddr.com
  • gl.am
  • dfl8.me
  • go.9nl.com
  • gurl.es
  • C-O.IN
  • TraceURL.com
  • liurl.cn
  • MyURL.in
  • urlenco.de
  • ne1.net
  • buk.me
  • rsmonkey.com
  • cuturl.com
  • turo.us
  • sqrl.it
  • iterasi.net
  • tiny123.com
  • EsyURL.com
  • urlx.org
  • IsCool.net
  • twitterpan.com
  • GoWat.ch
  • poprl.com
  • njx.me

Try it yourself and let me know how it worked 😉

Im done by today I might come with other stuff later, Im on my PHP spree, I might change soon. So don’t question why I haven’t used other languages. I just feel like it.

 

cURL might be confusing for many, but it is matter of learning the basics on how to config the options, knowing which method (GET, POST, PUT) but..

Why in the hell would you use curl for? 

  • Requests to API’s sending parameters and stuff. Consume them easily.
  • Requests to websites, download and stuff.
  • Crawl websites parsing DOM and following links.
  • many more..

With this you will be able to easily do do cURL just using 1 line of code and pre-configured set up of cURL into a function and using switch in the function. So we can split to know which configuration needs to be done if GET, or which other with POST.

There are many guides on how to config cURL but there is one better than all guides:

http://php.net/manual/en/curl.examples-basic.php

But there are also plenty of wrappers built by many other coders, but now you understand how they create so easy wrappers, many using OOP and many others with functions and switch (which I like much more).

List of wrappers i found:

With that! you will be able to code like this lazy fat: