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Dart: Scalable Application Development by Ivo Balbaert, Sergey Akopkokhyants, Davy Mitchell

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Serving files with http_server

One of the main functions of a web server that we take for granted is the serving of static files. We can write this functionality completely with the classes from dart:io, but the Dart team has written a pub package called http_server with the aim to simplify web server programming to provide web content. We will use http_server in this recipe to code a web server that serves files. You can find the code in the project serving_files.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to construct a web server for server files:

  1. In the first example, serving_file.dart, you see the code for a web server delivering a file called Learning Dart Packt Publishing.html:
    import 'dart:io';
    import 'package:http_server/http_server.dart'; ...

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