Tiny & fast web framework as a replacement of Express


⚡ Tiny web framework as a replacement of Express

The project is in development. Please don’t use in production.

tinyhttp is a modern Express-like web framework written in TypeScript and compiled to native ESM, that uses a bare minimum amount of dependencies trying to avoid legacy hell.

Here is a short list of most important features that tinyhttp has:

  • 2.5x faster than Express
  • ⚙ Full Express middleware support
  • ↪ Async middleware support
  • ☑ Native ESM and CommonJS support
  • 🚀 No legacy dependencies, just the JavaScript itself
  • 🔨 Types out of the box

To get started, visit tinyhttp website.


tinyhttp requires Node.js 12.4.0 or newer. It is recommended to use pnpm, although it isn’t required.

# npm
npm i @tinyhttp/app
# pnpm
pnpm i @tinyhttp/app
# yarn
yarn add @tinyhttp/app


You can see the documentation here.

Get Started

The app structure is quite similar to Express, except that you need to import App from @tinyhttp/app instead of default import from express.

import { App } from '@tinyhttp/app'
import { logger } from '@tinyhttp/logger'

const app = new App()

  .use(function someMiddleware(req, res, next) {
    console.log('Did a request')
  .get('/', (_, res) => {
    res.send('<h1>Hello World</h1>')
  .get('/page/:page/', (req, res) => {
    res.status(200).send(`You just opened ${req.params.page}`)

For more examples, check examples folder.


tinyhttp offers a list of premade middleware for common tasks.

Search and explore the full list at middleware search page.


To compare tinyhttp with Express and Polka (another Express-like framework), see COMPARISON.md


To see benchmark comparison between tinyhttp, polka and express, check benchmark folder.




MIT © v1rtl

Download Details:

Author: talentlessguy

Demo: https://tinyhttp.v1rtl.site/

Source Code: https://github.com/talentlessguy/tinyhttp

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