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= eventmachine_httpserver
== EM::HttpServer vs Thin
+careo | is there a 25 word version of how it differs from thin?
+tmm1 | good question.. its probably faster, but only because it doesn't have a real http parser like thin
+wyhaines | It is faster. It's more of an nginx style parser than the mongrel, grammar based parser.
+careo | so perhaps a better fit for putting an http interface on top of a bunch of already-evented code?
+wyhaines | careo: It depends. There are very valid arguments for using an RFC-compliant parser a lot of the time.
+wyhaines | But, yeah, sometimes being strictly RFC compliant isn't something that you care about.
== Usage example
require 'eventmachine'
require 'evma_httpserver'
class MyHttpServer < EM::Connection
include EM::HttpServer
def post_init
def process_http_request
# the http request details are available via the following instance variables:
# @http_protocol
# @http_request_method
# @http_cookie
# @http_if_none_match
# @http_content_type
# @http_path_info
# @http_request_uri
# @http_query_string
# @http_post_content
# @http_headers
response =
response.status = 200
response.content_type 'text/html'
response.content = '<center><h1>Hi there</h1></center>'
EM.start_server '', 8080, MyHttpServer