Fastify, Fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js

It’s been a while since I’ve set up a server with Node, but turns out Fastify is preferred over Express nowadays.

Fastify is a web framework highly focused on providing the best developer experience with the least overhead and a powerful plugin architecture. It is inspired by Hapi and Express and as far as we know, it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town.

import Fastify from 'fastify';
const fastify = Fastify({ logger: true });

fastify.get('/', async (request, reply) => {
  return { hello: 'world' };

const start = async () => {
  try {
    await fastify.listen(3000);
  } catch (err) {

Apart from the core there are lots of plugins for authentication, cors, forms, cookies, jwt tokens, etc.

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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