examples/web/bitly.py
import configparser
import os
import requests

def shorten(uri):
    config = configparser.ConfigParser()
    #config.read(os.path.join(os.path.expanduser('~'), 'api.cfg'))
    config.read(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)), 'api.cfg'));

    query_params = {
        'access_token': bitly_config['bitly']['access_token'],
        'longUrl': uri
    }

    endpoint = 'https://api-ssl.bitly.com/v3/shorten'
    response = requests.get(endpoint, params=query_params, verify=False)

    data = response.json()

    if not data['status_code'] == 200:
        exit("Unexpected status_code: {} in bitly response. {}".format(data['status_code'], response.text))
    return data['data']['url']

print(shorten("http://code-maven.com/"))