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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 0.17.0, got 7.1.0, isomorphic-fetch 2.2.1, request 2.83.0 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 (28,979 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, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and more forks.
reqwest has less dependencies.

In our review axios got 1,494,412 points, got got 5,057,688 points, isomorphic-fetch got 3,398,490 points, request got 19,122,075 points and reqwest got 72,407 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
0.17.0
NPM

got
7.1.0
NPM

isomorphic-fetch
2.2.1
NPM

request
2.83.0
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 3 years ago (Aug, 2014) 4 years ago (Mar, 2014) 3 years ago (Nov, 2014) 7 years ago (Jan, 2011) 7 years ago (Apr, 2011)
modified a day ago 10 days ago 15 days ago 15 hours ago 7 months ago
total versions 35 69 22 120 72
version average every a month every 19 days every 2 months every 21 days every a month
maintainers 2 4 2 4 2
dependencies 2 14 2 22 0
Daily Downloads 42,195 124,355 72,945 505,435 1,824
Weekly Downloads 639,598 2,001,932 1,415,331 7,646,135 26,707
Monthly Downloads 2,241,219 7,983,212 5,295,646 30,049,074 107,367
open issues 158 34 53 578 105
open pull requests 30 3 10 30 25
stargazers 28,979 2,029 4,967 17,281 2,494
subscribers 648 39 71 402 96
forks 1,904 125 181 2,070 308
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Points
Overall points

1,494,412

Points

5,057,688

Points

3,398,490

Points

19,122,075

Points

72,407

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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