A tiny (109 bytes), secure, URL-friendly, unique string ID generator for JavaScript (by ai)

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  • Building a Multi-Tenant App with FastAPI, SQLModel, and PropelAuth
    2 projects | | 6 Dec 2023
    The syntax should read similar to SQL itself. We’re using a Python port of nanoid to generate our IDs. There’s only one thing missing… how do we actually create the table?
  • You Don't Need UUID
    13 projects | | 11 Sep 2023
    I usually go for Nano Id for new projects
  • Analyzing New Unique Identifier Formats (UUIDv6, UUIDv7, and UUIDv8) (2022)
    6 projects | | 23 Jun 2023
    In another comment I mentioned I use nanoid in my projects now. It has a default space of 64^21 and has an a page where you can play with key lengths and alphabet sizes and see the probability of collisions :

    At the default 64 character alphabet with a 21 character key length it would take ~41 million years in order to have a 1% probability of at least one collision if you generated 1000 ids per second.

    6 projects | | 23 Jun 2023
    I’ve started using nanoid for generated ids. Here is the JavaScript version:

    Some info from that page:

    - Safe. It uses hardware random generator. Can be used in clusters.

    - Short IDs. It uses a larger alphabet than UUID (A-Za-z0-9_-). So ID size was reduced from 36 to 21 symbols.

    - Portable. Nano ID was ported to 20 programming languages.

  • How I use Nano ID in Rails
    4 projects | | 16 Jun 2023
    Introducing Nano ID. Nano ID is a tiny, URL-friendly, and unique string ID generator. Nano ID is a library for generating random IDs that still have probability of duplicate IDs. However, this probability is extremely small and it is based on the rules you defined. Here are the features of Nano ID:
    4 projects | | 16 Jun 2023
    Using randomly generated IDs like Nano ID could be a good alternative, however, as a developer, we must understand what Nano ID really does in our application. Defining the number of characters in the generated IDs is also important, to help with that Nano ID has a Collision Calculator to give us how many years in order to have a 1% probability of collision.
  • Exploring the Most Commonly Used Folder Names in Popular NPM Packages
    12 projects | | 23 Feb 2023
    bin: Sometimes it may be desired or even crucial for a package to provide a command line interface, take a testing framework like jest as an example. NPM allows packages to publish executable binaries for this purpose, and as a convention they're usually placed in this directory. Example from nanoid.
  • Launch HN: Activepieces (YC S22) – Open-Source Zapier Alternative
    14 projects | | 9 Feb 2023
    The development began two months ago and we have not encountered any scaling issues yet, as the majority of users self-host. Therefore, our priority was focused on building apps. Is there anything you believe we should consider?

    You are correct, repeating the same index twice is a mistake. That's why I love open source.

    We are using nano id ( for all entities, It's stored as varchar in the database.

    14 projects | | 9 Feb 2023
  • Logging - correlationId - headers - how?
    2 projects | /r/nextjs | 30 Jan 2023
    In middleware.ts I can generate a cookie very easily - doing a check to see if the correlationId cookie is set - if it is, use it, if not, use something like nanoid to generated a unique ID.
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ai/nanoid is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of nanoid is JavaScript.

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