Contributing to open source: uhttpsharp

I’ve been using open-source since at least my senior honors project in college, 15 years ago. I’m well overdue to give something back.*

Last night I made my very first commit to an open-source project: uhttpsharp, “a very lightweight & simple embedded http server for c#”. And I’ve added quite a bit of stuff in the day since that first commit — file serving, customizable index and error pages, keep-alive support. I’m thinking about adding NuGet support at some point.

If you need a simple HTTP server for .NET, and you don’t want to use HttpListener (e.g. because you don’t want to require admin permissions to register the URI prefix), go check it out.

* Actually, I’ve done plenty of open-source work before, if you count stuff that I wrote myself. And some of that stuff does count; I think a few people have found DGrok helpful. But I have a strong tendency toward not-invented-here syndrome… and this time I offered to contribute to an existing open-source project, that I heard about through posts on StackOverflow. So it’s not just me writing something by myself, which is cool.

Well, okay, I’m contributing to this project so I can use it in another project that I am writing by myself…

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