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Show HN: Pika – pragmatic, functional, prefixed IDs

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  • 4 days ago

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Show HN: Pika – pragmatic, functional, prefixed IDs


@phineyes 4 days

Replying to @phineyes 🎙

Hey HN - I created this new ID system which combines Stripe-style (developer friendly) IDs with Snowflakes (proven, scalable and timestamped) IDs. I believe it combines the best of both worlds and allows for functionality to be added (e.g. secure, signed tokens) while still remaining short and identifiable. Main disadvantage (when compared to Snowflakes, for example) is that they're not sequenceable in a db, which is a trade off we were happy to make.

Let me know your thoughts. :)

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