Zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X

What is Pow?

Pow is a zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X. It makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible. You can install it in ten seconds and have your first app up and running in under a minute. No mucking around with /etc/hosts, no compiling Apache modules, no editing configuration files or installing preference panes. And running multiple apps with multiple versions of Ruby is trivial.

Pow is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.

Pow is an open source tool with 3.48K Github Stars and 261 Github Forks. Here’s a link to Pow's open source repository on Github

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Stefan Borsje
Stefan Borsje
at Stefan Borsje · | 1 upvotes · 75 views

Pow is what we use for development on our local machines. It's easy to setup, and easy to maintain since it also eliminates the need for maintaining a /etc/hosts file. Pow

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  • Microsoft IIS - Internet Information Services is a web server for Microsoft Windows
  • Apache Tomcat - An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
  • Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

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