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Comparing axios vs. got vs. isomorphic-fetch vs. request vs. reqwest

How are they different?

Here we compare between axios, got, isomorphic-fetch, request and reqwest. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are axios 0.18.0, got 9.2.2, isomorphic-fetch 2.2.1, request 2.88.0 and reqwest 2.0.5.

axios, Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js. It was authored by Matt Zabriskie on Aug, 2014.
got, Simplified HTTP requests. It was authored on Mar, 2014.
isomorphic-fetch, Isomorphic WHATWG Fetch API, for Node & Browserify. It was authored by Matt Andrews on Nov, 2014.
request, Simplified HTTP request client. It was authored by Mikeal Rogers on Jan, 2011.
reqwest, A wrapper for asynchronous http requests. It was authored by Dustin Diaz on Apr, 2011.

When comparing those packages you notice that axios is the more popular package today (48,438 Stars on Github).
axios has more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
got has more frequent updates, a bigger community of maintainers, fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
request has been out there for longer (since 4 years ago), it also has more versions, more weekly downloads and more monthly downloads.
reqwest has fewer dependencies.

In our review axios got 6,402,229 points, got got 9,716,045 points, isomorphic-fetch got 4,957,846 points, request got 29,712,969 points and reqwest got 62,804 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on those packages.

Going into more detail

 

axios
0.18.0
NPM

got
9.2.2
NPM

isomorphic-fetch
2.2.1
NPM

request
2.88.0
NPM

reqwest
2.0.5
NPM

description Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js Simplified HTTP requests Isomorphic WHATWG Fetch API, for Node & Browserify Simplified HTTP request client. A wrapper for asynchronous http requests
keywords xhr, http, ajax, promise, node http, https, get, got, url, uri, request, util, utility, simple, curl, wget, fetch, net, network, electron http, simple, util, utility ender, ajax, xhr, connection, web 2.0, async, sync
author Matt Zabriskie N/A Matt Andrews Mikeal Rogers Dustin Diaz
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licenses MIT MIT MIT Apache-2.0 MIT
created 4 years ago (Aug, 2014) 4 years ago (Mar, 2014) 4 years ago (Nov, 2014) 8 years ago (Jan, 2011) 7 years ago (Apr, 2011)
modified 21 days ago 2 days ago 6 months ago 6 days ago 6 months ago
total versions 38 83 22 125 72
version average every a month every 20 days every 2 months every 22 days every a month
maintainers 2 5 2 4 2
dependencies 2 10 2 20 0
Daily Downloads 0 0 0 0 0
Weekly Downloads 2,060,769 3,033,509 1,457,990 9,023,025 17,858
Monthly Downloads 10,636,735 16,387,923 8,442,686 50,351,764 98,390
open issues 393 13 72 740 107
open pull requests 30 4 15 30 26
stargazers 48,438 4,122 5,877 20,643 2,685
subscribers 1,007 71 80 459 103
forks 3,642 221 241 2,447 332
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Points
Overall points

6,402,229

Points

9,716,045

Points

4,957,846

Points

29,712,969

Points

62,804

Points
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install npm i -S axios npm i -S got npm i -S isomorphic-fetch npm i -S request npm i -S reqwest
remove npm r -S axios npm r -S got npm r -S isomorphic-fetch npm r -S request npm r -S reqwest

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