Exremely simple Router and Middleware framework


This module's functionality has been moved into http-router-fn and mw-compose.


Tiny, simple, Middleware and Routing tool.

Install: npm install simpleware

mw takes any number of arguments. Each argument must be a handler, or an array of handlers. Handlers will be run sequentially until one does not call next.

Using the middleware functionality:

var http = require('http');
var mw = require('simpleware').mw;
var middlewareKit = [
    function(reqresnext) {
        req.user = getCurrentUser(req);
var app = mw(middlewareKit, function(reqres) {

Router has minimal req changing functionality built-in.

Using Router:

var http = require('http');
var app = require('simpleware').createRouter();
app.get('/', indexHandler); // Shortcuts for common methods'/', indexPostHandler);
app.request('head', '/', cacheCheckHandler); // Or use any method 
// Regex handler matches are saved as req.params 
app.get(/^\/api\/([a-z]+)/, function(reqres) {
    console.log('Called api method: ' + req.params[0]);
// req.path and req.query are parsed from req.url 
app.get('/queryendpoint', function(reqres) {
    console.log('Called ' + req.path + 'with API key ' + req.query.key);
    console.log('Whole request url was ' + req.url);
// Any handlers that could be put into mw also work here 
app.get('/authed', cookieParser, getUser, authedHandler);

Router and mw can be used in combination:

var http = require('http');
var simpleware = require('simpleware');
var mw =;
var router = simpleware.createRouter();
router.get('/', indexHandler);
  • Do not accidentally call a next() function more than once in the same handler. It will cause strange behavior like handlers being called out of order or too many times.