While working on html/css/js, it’s convenient to view those pages from http server. However, I don’t want to use MAMP or Virtual machine to set up nginx/apache.
I found this pro tip from this.
So I ended up with adding an alias to my .bash_profile file as follows:
## in .bash_profile
alias http="python -m SimpleHTTPServer"
## run it like this
Note that port number below 1024 cannot be bound as a normal user. This is meant to simply run a http server for development purpose. Do not use it to run your web application.