First I had to figure out how to run a database on my system, then on mLab, then figure out how to access that from cloud9. Sheesh! I was also pleased to implement base 62 encoding for the short url code and using environment variables for the DB username and password so they remain hidden.
My url shortener for backend
You might want to change the title:
Kevin's Timestamp Microservice
[sigh] Thanks. There’s always one more thing …