Alternatives: axios, fetch, superagent
v2.0.1(over 5 years ago)
r2 is a lightweight and flexible HTTP client library for Node.js and browsers. It provides a simple and intuitive API for making HTTP requests and handling responses. With r2, you can easily send GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and other types of requests, set headers, handle redirects, and manage cookies.
Alternatives: axios, request, got
Both Ky and r2 are popular npm packages, but Ky has gained more popularity in recent years. It has a larger community and more active contributors on GitHub compared to r2.
Ky is a lightweight package, weighing around 2 KB when minified and gzipped. On the other hand, r2 is slightly larger in size, weighing around 5 KB when minified and gzipped.
Ky is compatible with both browsers and Node.js, making it versatile for various project environments. r2, on the other hand, is primarily targeted for Node.js and may have limited browser support.
Community and Support
Ky has a larger and more active community on GitHub, providing better support through issue tracking, documentation updates, and frequent releases. r2, while still maintained, has a smaller community and may have slower response times in terms of bug fixes and new feature implementations.
Customization and Extensibility
Ky allows for easy customization and extension by allowing middleware usage and providing a flexible API. r2, on the other hand, is less extensible and customizable, with fewer options for customization.