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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 0.16.1, got 6.7.1, isomorphic-fetch 2.2.1, request 2.81.0 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 (18,426 Stars on Github).
axios has more stars on Github and more followers on Github.
got has more frequent updates, less open issues and less open pull requests.
request has been out there for longer (since 3 years ago), it also has more versions, a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and more forks.
reqwest has less dependencies.

In our review axios got 917,139 points, got got 3,507,832 points, isomorphic-fetch got 1,973,264 points, request got 15,898,046 points and reqwest got 43,544 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
0.16.1
NPM

got
6.7.1
NPM

isomorphic-fetch
2.2.1
NPM

request
2.81.0
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 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 3 years ago (Aug, 2014) 3 years ago (Mar, 2014) 2 years ago (Nov, 2014) 6 years ago (Jan, 2011) 6 years ago (Apr, 2011)
modified 16 hours ago 2 days ago 3 hours ago 8 hours ago a month ago
total versions 33 67 22 118 72
version average every a month every 17 days every a month every 19 days every a month
maintainers 2 3 2 4 2
dependencies 1 11 2 22 0
Daily Downloads 61,982 240,962 141,338 964,773 3,144
Weekly Downloads 367,165 1,308,202 741,231 5,968,963 14,649
Monthly Downloads 1,362,635 5,461,790 3,052,603 24,823,493 60,680
open issues 104 31 41 473 105
open pull requests 19 5 8 22 26
stargazers 18,426 1,601 4,166 15,195 2,361
subscribers 405 29 60 379 91
forks 1,052 90 142 1,867 295
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Points
Overall points

917,139

Points

3,507,832

Points

1,973,264

Points

15,898,046

Points

43,544

Points
CLI Shortcuts
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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