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JDK 18 will come with an embedded mini web server.
It will allow to deal with static files from a directory thanks to command line tool: 𝒋𝒘𝒆𝒃𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒓.
By default, it uses 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒕 and the port 80 and targets the current directory.
The class 𝑺𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝑭𝒊𝒍𝒆𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒓 coming with it, lets you instantiate that web server, by code:
This tool will be useful for prototyping, ad-hoc coding, and testing purposes, particularly in educational contexts.