Implementing a minimal HTTP server in Ruby

I had the great pleasure of working with Greg Brown to publish an article about how to build a simple HTTP server with on Practicing Ruby:

Implementing a simpler version of a technology that you use every day can help you understand it better. In this article, we will apply this technique by building a simple HTTP server in Ruby.

By the time you’re done reading, you will know how to serve files from your computer to a web browser with no dependencies other than a few standard libraries that ship with Ruby. Although the server we build will not be robust or anywhere near feature complete, it will allow you to look under the hood of one of the most fundamental pieces of technology that we all use on a regular basis.

You can read this article for free via my share link. Subscribe to get access to almost 90 other articles to help you become a better Rubyist.