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.
Alternatives: axios, request-promise, node-fetch
v8.1.2(4 months ago)
Alternatives: axios, fetch, request
Both Got and Superagent are popular npm packages for making HTTP requests in Node.js and browsers. Superagent has been around for longer and has gained wide adoption. Got, on the other hand, has gained popularity in recent years due to its simplicity, performance, and powerful features.
Both packages provide similar features such as GET, POST, and other HTTP methods, sending headers, handling cookies, and handling redirects. Got, however, offers additional features out-of-the-box, including request retries, timeouts, automatic decompression, request cancellation, and more.
Got has a built-in mechanism for handling and throwing error responses, making it easier to handle and distinguish different response types. Superagent, on the other hand, requires more manual error handling and checking for non-successful responses.
Superagent provides built-in support for file uploads, allowing you to easily upload files as part of your HTTP requests. Got, on the other hand, requires additional dependencies or manual handling to perform file uploads.
Superagent has a middleware system that allows you to extend its functionality with custom plugins. Got, on the other hand, does not have a built-in middleware system but provides a more flexible approach by leveraging the Node.js fetch API for customization and extending its features.
Superagent is designed to work in both Node.js and browsers, offering cross-environment compatibility. Got, on the other hand, focuses primarily on Node.js but provides a browser version called 'got-browser' that can be used with bundlers like Webpack or Rollup.