Quickly Hosting Static Files In Your Development Environment with Node http-server

Yesterday, I was looking for something to have a really quick test space on my machine to play with AngularJS and I found http-server: a simple zero-configuration command-line http server.
2014-09-28 13:19
Tugberk Ugurlu


Yesterday, I was looking into AngularJS which is a long overdue for me. I wanted to have a really quick test space on my machine to play with AngularJS. I could just go with Plunker or JSFiddle but I wasn’t in the mood for an online editor.

So, I first installed Bower and then I installed a few libraries to get me going. I made sure to save them inside my bower.json file, too:

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bower install angular -S
bower install bootstrap -S
bower install underscore –S

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Then, I installed my node module to help me automate a few processes with gulp.

BTW, do you know VS has support for running you gulp and grunt tasks? Check out Scott Hanselman’s post if you don’t: Introducing Gulp, Grunt, Bower, and npm support for Visual Studio

Finally, I have written a few lines of code to get me going. The state the this tiny app can be found under my GtHub account. I was at the point where I would like to see it working in my browser:

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As a developer who have been heavily working with .NET for a while, I wanted to hit F5 :) Jokes aside, what I only want here is something so simple that would host my static files inside my directory with no configuration required. While searching a great option for this, I found http-server: a simple zero-configuration command-line http server.

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I simply installed it as an global npm module:

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All done! It’s now under my path and I can simply cd into my root web site directory and run http-server there.

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Super simple! It also observes the changes. So, you can modify your files as the http-server serves them. You can even combine this with LiveReload + a gulp task.



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