How are they different?
Here we compare between axios, got, request, reqwest and superagent. 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, request 2.79.0, reqwest 2.0.5 and superagent 3.3.2.
Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js.
It was authored
on Aug, 2014.
got, Simplified HTTP requests. It was authored on Mar, 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.
superagent, elegant & feature rich browser / node HTTP with a fluent API. It was authored by TJ Holowaychuk on Aug, 2011.
When comparing those packages you notice that
request is the more popular package today
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, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
reqwest has less dependencies.
superagent has a bigger community of maintainers.
In our review axios got 377,694 points, got got 2,024,529 points, request got 9,735,082 points, reqwest got 32,981 points and superagent got 1,460,208 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.