Quickly serving a directory using PHP, Node.js, or Python allows for quick testing with as little hassle as possible. Imagine having to stand up apache or another server just to serve a directory — gross! Since I had touched the three important languages, I looked to Ruby, a language I have very little experience with.
It turns out that serving a directory with Ruby is as easy as the other languages:
ruby -run -e httpd . -p 8080
-p argument obviously represents the port, so hitting
localhost:8080 will get you to the served directory!
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