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The next generation web framework for Cloudflare Workers


  • Super lightweight
  • First-class TypeScript support
  • Custom Middleware Support
  • Well-organized submodules for à la carte functionality*
  • Includes Router with support for pattern definitions
  • Familiar Request-Response handler API
  • Supports async/await handlers
  • Fully treeshakable

*More to come!


$ npm install --save worktop


Check out /examples for a list of working demos!

import { Router } from 'worktop';
import * as Cache from 'worktop/cache';
import { uid as toUID } from 'worktop/utils';
import { read, write } from 'worktop/kv';
import type { KV } from 'worktop/kv';

declare var DATA: KV.Namespace;

interface Message {
  id: string;
  text: string;
  // ...

// Initialize
const API = new Router();

API.add('GET', '/messages/:id', async (req, res) => {
  // Pre-parsed `req.params` object
  const key = `messages::${}`;

  // Assumes JSON (can override)
  const message = await read<Message>(DATA, key);

  // Alter response headers directly
  res.setHeader('Cache-Control', 'public, max-age=60');

  // Smart `res.send()` helper
  // ~> automatically stringifies JSON objects
  // ~> auto-sets `Content-Type` & `Content-Length` headers
  res.send(200, message);

API.add('POST', '/messages', async (req, res) => {
  try {
    // Smart `req.body` helper
    // ~> parses JSON header as JSON
    // ~> parses form-like header as FormData, ...etc
    var input = await req.body<Message>();
  } catch (err) {
    return res.send(400, 'Error parsing request body');

  if (!input || !input.text.trim()) {
    return res.send(422, { text: 'required' });

  const value: Message = {
    id: toUID(16),
    text: input.text.trim(),
    // ...

  // Assumes JSON (can override)
  const key = `messages::${}`;
  const success = await write<Message>(DATA, key, value);
  //    ^ boolean

  // Alias for `event.waitUntil`
  // ~> queues background task (does NOT delay response)
    fetch('https://.../logs', {
      method: 'POST',
      headers: { 'content-type': 'application/json '},
      body: JSON.stringify({ success, value })

  if (success) res.send(201, value);
  else res.send(500, 'Error creating record');

API.add('GET', '/alive', (req, res) => {
  res.end('OK'); // Node.js-like `res.end`

// Attach "fetch" event handler
// ~> use `Cache` for request-matching, when permitted
// ~> store Response in `Cache`, when permitted


Module: worktop

View worktop API documentation

The main module – concerned with routing.
This is core of most applications. Exports the Router class.

Module: worktop/kv

View worktop/kv API documentation

The worktop/kv submodule contains all classes and utilities related to Workers KV.

Module: worktop/cache

View worktop/cache API documentation

The worktop/cache submodule contains all utilities related to Cloudflare's Cache.

Module: worktop/request

View worktop/request API documentation

The worktop/request submodule contains the ServerRequest class, which provides an interface similar to the request instance(s) found in most other Node.js frameworks.

Note: This module is used internally and will (very likely) never be imported by your application.

Module: worktop/response

View worktop/response API documentation

The worktop/response submodule contains the ServerResponse class, which provides an interface similar to the IncomingMessage (aka, "response") object that Node.js provides.

Note: This module is used internally and will (very likely) never be imported by your application.

Module: worktop/base64

View worktop/base64 API documentation

The worktop/base64 submodule contains a few utilities related to the Base 64 encoding.

Module: worktop/cookie

View worktop/cookie API documentation

The worktop/cookie submodule contains parse and stringify utilities for dealing with cookie header(s).

Module: worktop/cors

View worktop/cors API documentation

The worktop/cors submodule offers utilities for dealing with Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) headers.

Module: worktop/crypto

View worktop/crypto API documentation

The worktop/crypto submodule is a collection of cryptographic functionalities.

Module: worktop/utils

View worktop/utils API documentation

The worktop/utils submodule is a collection of standalone, general-purpose utilities that you may find useful. These may include – but are not limited to – hashing functions and unique identifier generators.

Module: worktop/ws

View worktop/ws API documentation

The worktop/ws submodule contains the WebSocket and WebSocketPair class definitions, as well as two middleware handlers for validating and/or setting up a SocketHandler for the WebSocket connection.


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