A bare-bones Ruby HTTP server that talks Rack and uses a thread per connection model of concurrency.
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Tracks

Tiny/Threaded Rack Server.

Tracks is a bare-bones HTTP server that talks Rack and uses a thread per connection model of concurrency, written entirely in Ruby.

  • bare-bones: by doing only what it must, Tracks is kept small and fast

  • Rack based: Tracks natively uses the Rack api you already know, add missing features with Rack middleware

  • threaded: use Tracks for those problems where threads are the solution

  • pure Ruby: install and run anywhere Ruby is available, without need for a C compiler. Debug the whole stack. Runs great on Ruby 1.8, 1.9, JRuby, Rubinius, and MacRuby

Features

  • handles concurrent requests

  • stream requests in and responses out

  • keep-alive support

  • on 100-continue automatically sends continue response when #read is called on rack.input

  • graceful shutdown

  • easily extensible, see examples

Install

gem install tracks

Usage

Add require 'tracks' to your config.ru, like so:

require 'tracks'
use Rack::ContentLength

run(Proc.new do |env|
  [200, {"Content-Type" => "text/plain"}, ["Hello world!\n"]]
end)

and start it up with rackup -stracks

you can also use the 'magic comment' #\ --server tracks in your config.ru to default to Tracks.

Licence

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2011, 2012 Matthew Sadler

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.