The other day I was interested in how many steps occur between sending a POST or GET request from a website to the actual processing that happens on the CPU of the server. I figured that I knew bits and pieces of the puzzle but I wanted to see the complete path from the highest levels of abstraction all the way to the lowest without missing anything too big in-between. It turns out that in a modern web system there are a lot of steps. I have been really fascinated by this much like the explorer that wants to find a path from one known place to another. If you are interested in better understanding how your computer works you might find walking along this path with your tech stack helpful.