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Fullmoon (via) A “fast and minimalistic web framework” written in Lua, based on Redbean. The documentation for this is fantastic, and because it uses Redbean the development experience is to download the Redbean executable (which runs on every platform) and then drop your own Lua scripts into it using zip. # 18th February 2022, 6:41 pm

redbean (via) “redbean makes it possible to share web applications that run offline as a single-file αcτµαlly pδrταblε εxεcµταblε zip archive which contains your assets. All you need to do is download the program below, change the filename to .zip, add your content in a zip editing tool, and then change the extension back to .com”. redbean is implemented as a single C file with a dazzling array of clever tricks—most impressively, the single executable works on Linux, macOS, Windows and various BSDs! It embeds Lua, and in June last year added SQLite too—so self-contained distributable web applications built with Redbean can now use Lua and SQLite for dynamic scripting. Performance sounds incredible: “redbean can serve 1 million+ gzip encoded responses per second on a cheap personal computer”. # 17th February 2022, 6:01 am