Meet Hono - Small, Simple, and Ultrafast Web Framework for the Edges

Meet Hono - Small, Simple, and Ultrafast Web Framework for the Edges

In the vast and ever-expanding universe of web development, speed, simplicity, and versatility reign supreme. Enter Hono—a compact, lightning-fast web framework designed specifically for the Edges. In Japanese, 炎 (Hono) symbolizes flame, embodying the blazing speed and efficiency that define this innovative framework. Whether you're harnessing the power of Cloudflare Workers, Fastly Compute, Deno, Bun, Vercel, AWS Lambda, Lambda@Edge, or Node.js, Hono seamlessly integrates with any JavaScript runtime, offering unparalleled performance and flexibility.

Quick Start: Igniting Your Development Journey

import { Hono } from 'hono'
const app = new Hono()

app.get('/', (c) => c.text('Hono!'))

export default app

Features That Set Hono Ablaze

  • Ultrafast Performance: Powered by the lightning-fast RegExpRouter, Hono blazes through routing with unrivaled speed, ensuring optimal performance for your applications.
  • Lightweight Footprint: With the hono/tiny preset weighing in at under 13kB and boasting zero dependencies, Hono keeps your projects lean and agile, without sacrificing functionality.
  • Multi-Runtime Compatibility: Whether you're deploying on Cloudflare Workers, Fastly Compute, Deno, Bun, AWS Lambda, Lambda@Edge, or Node.js, Hono delivers consistent performance across all platforms, allowing you to focus on building, not porting.
  • Batteries Included: Hono comes equipped with a suite of built-in middleware, custom middleware options, and support for third-party middleware, streamlining development and enhancing productivity.
  • Delightful Developer Experience: With clean APIs, first-class TypeScript support, and comprehensive type definitions, Hono ensures a delightful development experience from start to finish.

Benchmarks: Setting the Benchmark for Speed

In head-to-head benchmarks against other routers for Cloudflare Workers, Hono emerges as the undisputed champion in speed and efficiency.

Hono x 510,171 ops/sec ±4.61% (82 runs sampled)
itty-router x 285,810 ops/sec ±4.13% (85 runs sampled)
sunder x 345,272 ops/sec ±4.46% (87 runs sampled)
worktop x 203,468 ops/sec ±3.03% (91 runs sampled)
Fastest is Hono
✨  Done in 28.68s.

Documentation: Your Roadmap to Success

Comprehensive documentation for Hono is readily available on, providing detailed insights, tutorials, and examples to help you harness the full potential of the framework.

Migration Made Easy

Transitioning to Hono is seamless, thanks to the comprehensive migration guide available in docs/, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free migration process for existing projects.

Join the Conversation: Connect with Us

Stay updated on the latest developments, engage with fellow developers, and seek assistance on Twitter and our dedicated Discord channel. Your feedback and insights are invaluable in shaping the future of Hono.

Fueling Innovation: Your Contribution Matters

At Hono, we welcome contributions from the community, whether it's proposing new features, reporting bugs, or sharing your experiences. Get involved by creating issues, submitting pull requests, or even developing third-party middleware to enhance the ecosystem. For detailed guidelines, refer to docs/

Acknowledging Our Champions: Contributors and Authors

A heartfelt thank you to all contributors who have contributed to the evolution and success of Hono. Special recognition goes to Yusuke Wada and Taku Amano for their invaluable contributions to the framework.

Embracing Openness: Licensing Information

Hono is distributed under the MIT License, fostering a culture of openness, collaboration, and innovation. For more details, refer to LICENSE.

Embark on your journey with Hono today and experience the thrill of building ultrafast, versatile web applications that ignite the imagination and transcend boundaries.

Get started with Hono and unleash the power of speed, simplicity, and scalability in your web development endeavors.

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