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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 0.15.3, got 6.7.1, isomorphic-fetch 2.2.1, request 2.79.0 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 request is the more popular package today (14,447 Stars on Github).
got has more frequent updates, less open issues and less open pull requests.
request has been out there for longer (since 2 years ago), it also has more versions, a bigger community of maintainers, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
reqwest has less dependencies.

In our review axios got 533,445 points, got got 2,784,233 points, isomorphic-fetch got 1,459,149 points, request got 11,898,007 points and reqwest got 36,993 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
0.15.3
NPM

got
6.7.1
NPM

isomorphic-fetch
2.2.1
NPM

request
2.79.0
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 ender, ajax, xhr, connection, web 2.0, async, sync
author Matt Zabriskie N/A Matt Andrews Mikeal Rogers Dustin Diaz
Related / similar packages
async, hapi, httprequest, asynquence async, hapi, httprequest, asynquence bluebird, co, mappersmith, express async, hapi, httprequest superagent, httprequest
Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT Apache-2.0 MIT
created 2 years ago (Aug, 2014) 3 years ago (Mar, 2014) 2 years ago (Nov, 2014) 6 years ago (Jan, 2011) 6 years ago (Apr, 2011)
modified 4 days ago 13 hours ago 6 days ago 2 days ago 6 days ago
total versions 31 67 22 116 72
version average every a month every 16 days every a month every 19 days every a month
maintainers 2 3 2 4 2
dependencies 1 11 2 20 0
Daily Downloads 18,703 67,448 28,388 340,818 692
Weekly Downloads 217,304 1,107,797 577,605 4,687,989 13,600
Monthly Downloads 797,340 4,388,766 2,301,680 18,730,072 51,251
open issues 108 26 38 431 103
open pull requests 30 3 8 10 26
stargazers 14,346 1,484 3,816 14,447 2,289
subscribers 308 28 55 368 87
forks 762 80 131 1,772 285
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Points
Overall points

533,445

Points

2,784,233

Points

1,459,149

Points

11,898,007

Points

36,993

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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