Got is a lightweight and flexible HTTP request library for Node.js. It provides a simple and intuitive API for making HTTP requests, supporting various methods like GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and more. Got supports features like automatic retries, timeouts, and request cancellation. It also provides built-in support for handling JSON and form data, as well as handling streams and buffers.
Compared to other popular HTTP request libraries like Axios and Request, Got stands out for its smaller bundle size and faster performance. It also has a more modern and streamlined API, making it easier to use and understand. Got is actively maintained and regularly updated, ensuring compatibility with the latest Node.js versions and security patches.
Alternatives: axios, request-promise, node-fetch