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Serve is a small web server (based on WEBrick) that makes it easy to serve ERB or HAML from any directory.

Serve is an ideal tool for building HTML prototypes of Rails applications. One of the advantages of developing an HTML prototype is the opportunity to explore the flow of an application before developing the backend. The “Design First” approach also allows for substantial problem solving in the design phase and the ability to estimate features with accuracy. When views are ready, they can be copied over from the HTML prototype to the application almost as is. This process is eased since Serve has full support for partials and layouts with either ERB or HAML.

Serve can also handle Sass, Textile, and Markdown if the appropriate gems are installed.

For the full documentation, please visit get-serve.com/documentation