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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 8.3.2, isomorphic-fetch 2.2.1, request 2.87.0 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 (44,900 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 daily downloads, more weekly downloads and more monthly downloads.
reqwest has fewer dependencies.

In our review axios got 6,286,314 points, got got 10,291,016 points, isomorphic-fetch got 5,426,270 points, request got 32,686,917 points and reqwest got 81,214 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
8.3.2
NPM

isomorphic-fetch
2.2.1
NPM

request
2.87.0
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) 7 years ago (Jan, 2011) 7 years ago (Apr, 2011)
modified 4 days ago 13 days ago 4 months ago 2 months ago 4 months ago
total versions 37 78 22 124 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 17 2 20 0
Daily Downloads 119,497 184,521 81,476 707,139 928
Weekly Downloads 2,627,721 4,039,202 2,190,600 13,056,533 30,066
Monthly Downloads 9,724,387 16,350,481 8,565,780 51,560,292 122,138
open issues 340 15 69 705 107
open pull requests 30 5 16 30 26
stargazers 44,900 2,786 5,726 20,095 2,665
subscribers 954 56 76 446 100
forks 3,272 182 230 2,374 323
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Points
Overall points

6,286,314

Points

10,291,016

Points

5,426,270

Points

32,686,917

Points

81,214

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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