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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 0.17.1, got 8.0.2, 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 (34,185 Stars on Github).
axios has more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
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 and more monthly downloads.
reqwest has less dependencies.

In our review axios got 2,106,096 points, got got 5,283,030 points, isomorphic-fetch got 3,391,063 points, request got 19,166,846 points and reqwest got 88,396 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
0.17.1
NPM

got
8.0.2
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 3 days ago 3 days ago 3 days ago 3 days ago a month ago
total versions 36 72 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 17 2 22 0
Daily Downloads 137,322 351,529 213,972 1,233,549 5,055
Weekly Downloads 942,376 2,208,216 1,360,591 8,041,430 36,214
Monthly Downloads 3,055,165 7,999,821 5,193,955 29,013,118 126,434
open issues 230 45 55 617 104
open pull requests 30 3 10 30 26
stargazers 34,185 2,305 5,226 18,202 2,570
subscribers 734 42 71 417 98
forks 2,365 140 197 2,178 316
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Overall points

2,106,096

Points

5,283,030

Points

3,391,063

Points

19,166,846

Points

88,396

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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