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HTTP Server in Ruby from Scratch

July 13, 2021

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Hi, I'm Chris. I'm the creator of GoRails, Hatchbox.io and Jumpstart. I spend my time creating tutorials and tools to help Ruby on Rails developers build apps better and faster.

About This Episode

Ever wondered how Puma, Unicorn, or other Ruby HTTP servers work? We'll build one from scratch with pure Ruby so you can see exactly how it works.


Ever wondered how Ruby HTTP servers like Puma, Unicorn, and others work behind the scenes? That's exactly what we're doing in this episode. We'll build a Ruby HTTP server from scratch using just the TCPServer library and some simple request parsing. Plus, we'll make it multi-threaded to support multiple users at the same time.

Next episode, we'll extend our HTTP Server from Scratch to support Rack and Rails apps.


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