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Python Base62 Encoder & Decoder

Base62 encoding is commonly used for ids where space matters. Many URL shortener service use this and also youtube calculates its video ids in Base62. The advantages are obvious. Instead of using the id 1337, you can just use LZ. This saves 50% (in this case, usually more) of the overall traffic needed to transmit this id. However, Base62 is not an ecryption. I created an easy to use Python module and put it on my GitHub account. As I try to improve code quality, this module has 100% code coverage and also passes all unit tests.

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is an experienced Software Engineer with a Master's degree in Computer Science. He started this website in late 2015, mostly as a digital business card. He is interested in Go, Python, Ruby, SQL- and NoSQL-databases, machine learning and AI and is experienced in building scalable, distributed systems and micro-services at multiple larger and smaller companies.