Alternatives: axios, fetch, superagent
v3.3.2(4 months ago)
Alternatives: axios, request, got
Ease of Use
`ky` provides a more intuitive and modern API for making HTTP requests. It has a much simpler and cleaner syntax compared to `node-fetch`, making it easier to work with. `node-fetch` has a more traditional, callback-based API which may feel less intuitive for some developers.
Both packages offer similar functionality for making HTTP requests, such as setting headers, handling cookies, or using custom request options. However, `ky` provides additional features like automatic JSON parsing and serialization, retrying failed requests, and built-in support for request cancellation.
Interception and Middleware
Both packages allow interception and modification of HTTP requests and responses. However, `ky` provides a more robust middleware system that allows chaining multiple interceptors, enabling advanced request/response manipulation. `node-fetch` requires more manual setup for interception or modification of requests and responses.
`ky` is a smaller package size-wise, thanks to its modular design and tree shaking support. It only includes the essential functionality needed for making HTTP requests. On the other hand, `node-fetch` has a larger package size as it includes additional polyfills and features for compatibility across different environments.
Community and Maintenance
Both packages have active communities and are well-maintained by their respective authors. `node-fetch` has been widely adopted and used in many projects, ensuring its stability. `ky` may have a smaller community, but it is actively maintained and regularly updated with bug fixes and new features.