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
Compared to other popular HTTP request libraries like axios and request, node-fetch stands out for its simplicity and small footprint. It is designed to be compatible with the Fetch API, making it easy to use and understand for developers familiar with browser-based fetch requests.
node-fetch supports various features such as streaming responses, automatic handling of redirects, and support for different authentication methods. It also provides a flexible and extensible interface for customizing request headers, handling cookies, and working with different data formats like JSON and FormData.
Alternatives: axios, request, got