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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 0.16.2, got 7.0.0, 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 (22,145 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 1,027,954 points, got got 4,419,496 points, isomorphic-fetch got 2,385,611 points, request got 15,989,860 points and reqwest got 63,107 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
0.16.2
NPM

got
7.0.0
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, 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) 3 years ago (Mar, 2014) 3 years ago (Nov, 2014) 6 years ago (Jan, 2011) 6 years ago (Apr, 2011)
modified a day ago 19 days ago 5 days ago 14 hours ago 3 months ago
total versions 34 68 22 118 72
version average every a month every 17 days every a month every 20 days every a month
maintainers 2 4 2 4 2
dependencies 2 13 2 22 0
Daily Downloads 67,690 295,316 164,510 1,068,984 3,964
Weekly Downloads 366,873 1,621,543 865,372 5,829,486 22,675
Monthly Downloads 1,570,627 6,916,858 3,729,359 25,040,739 90,837
open issues 172 23 47 515 105
open pull requests 30 4 10 27 26
stargazers 22,145 1,761 4,455 15,955 2,409
subscribers 503 33 69 390 96
forks 1,341 103 156 1,920 304
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Points
Overall points

1,027,954

Points

4,419,496

Points

2,385,611

Points

15,989,860

Points

63,107

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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