Presenting tinyhttp 1.0 – a 0-legacy, tiny & fast Express-like web framework.

Finally, after months of hard work, different implementation decisions, collaborations with contributors I’m thrilled to announce the first stable release of tinyhttp!

Express API implementation

100% ready. The only method that isn’t implemented is app.param, which was deprecated in Express 4.11.


Catching errors in async handlers

errors thrown in async handlers are now catched and passed to next, e.g. if an error is throwed in a handler it won’t crash and will keep working.


import { App } from '@tinyhttp/app'

const app = new App()

app.use(async (_req, _res) => {
  throw `error`


The app will return the error and send 500 status:

$ curl localhost:3000

Custom middleware extensions

WIth the new applyExtensions parameter you can define your own req / res extensions, or disable all tinyhttp’s extensions to achieve the best performance.

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

const app = new App({
  applyExtensions: (req, res, next) => {
    // now tinyhttp only has a `res.send` extension
    res.send = send(req, res)

Other changes

  • Test coverage is increased to 92%
  • The majority of tinyhttp’s modules have more flexible types now which don’t require the full implementation of IncomingMessage and ServerResponse objects but only the properties which are used inside the module. This will let developers use these packages inside their own projects and not only in Node.js runtime.
  • Docs are updated with the current status of the project.

Author: Shantun Parmar

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