How to embed a web server in your Python3 app

This is not the first time that I created a Python3 application that spat out some output and required access to it via an HTTP server.

While there are numerous ways to achieve this, a really simple way is to embed an HTTP server directly in your Python3 application, and have it serve your output directly when called.

A sample web server in Python

from http.server import HTTPServer, BaseHTTPRequestHandler class SimpleHTTPRequestHandler(BaseHTTPRequestHandler): def do_GET(self): self.send_response(200) self.end_headers() # Add additional output here self.wfile.write(b'Hello, world!') httpd = HTTPServer(('', 8000), SimpleHTTPRequestHandler) httpd.serve_forever()
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