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A REST microframework for Deno's HTTP server with zero dependencies.

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Quick Start

// File: app.ts

import { Drash } from "";

class HomeResource extends Drash.Http.Resource {
  static paths = ["/"];
  public GET() {
    this.response.body = "Hello World! deno + Drash is cool!";
    return this.response;

const server = new Drash.Http.Server({
  response_output: "text/html",
  resources: [HomeResource]
  hostname: "localhost",
  port: 1447

console.log("Server listening: http://localhost:1447");
$ deno run --allow-net app.ts
Server listening: http://localhost:1447
$ curl localhost:1447
Hello World! deno + Drash is cool!

Create Drash App

Drash provides a basic tool to help you quickly create a Drash skeleton, with everything working out of the box, ready for you to build something great with.

This tool does not require you to install any Drash scripts or modules. It will create the skeleton of your choice (an API, a full web app, or a full web app with Vue) inside your current working directory.

To get started with the Create Drash App tool, see the following commands:

$ mkdir my-drash-project
$ cd my-drash-project
  • To make an API:

    $ deno run --allow-run --allow-read --allow-write --allow-net --api
  • To make a web app:

    $ deno run --allow-run --allow-read --allow-write --allow-net --web-app
  • To make a web app with Vue:

    $ deno run --allow-run --allow-read --allow-write --allow-net --web-app --with-vue

Display the options with --help:

$ deno run --allow-run --allow-read --help


Full Documentation

Lifecycle Diagram

Drash Approved Middleware


Why Use Drash?

Drash is designed to help you build your projects quickly with the ability to scale. You can build an API, a web app, an SPA (like the documentation pages), or even a static HTML site. How you use Drash is up to you, so it can be everything you need and nothing you don't — like a DRASH tent.

Drash takes concepts from the following:

Thrown into the mix is Drash's own concepts such as:

  • Documentation-driven development
  • Test-driven development
  • Lowering barriers to usage

Drash does not force you to use all of its code. You can pick and choose which data members you want/need and use them however you deem fit. For example, Drash comes with a console logger and a file logger. If you only want these, then you only import these into your non-Drash project. How you use it is really up to you.




Check out our benchmarks here.


Contributors are welcomed!

Please read through our contributing guidelines. Included are directions for opening issues, coding standards, and notes on development.


By contributing your code, you agree to license your contribution under the MIT License.

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