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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 8.3.1, 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 (41,810 Stars on Github).
axios has more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
got has more frequent updates, 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 5,331,129 points, got got 9,195,472 points, isomorphic-fetch got 5,119,184 points, request got 29,240,199 points and reqwest got 86,546 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
8.3.1
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 6 days ago 20 days ago 2 months ago 6 hours ago 2 months ago
total versions 37 77 22 124 72
version average every a month every 20 days every 2 months every 22 days every a month
maintainers 2 4 2 4 2
dependencies 2 17 2 20 0
Daily Downloads 93,529 170,794 81,331 770,073 979
Weekly Downloads 2,244,584 3,764,512 2,113,407 12,683,556 35,090
Monthly Downloads 8,229,975 14,448,337 8,029,294 44,978,097 127,793
open issues 266 49 67 683 106
open pull requests 30 2 16 30 26
stargazers 41,810 2,642 5,566 19,553 2,637
subscribers 895 55 76 445 99
forks 2,995 168 216 2,318 319
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Points
Overall points

5,331,129

Points

9,195,472

Points

5,119,184

Points

29,240,199

Points

86,546

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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