Alternatives: axios, fetch, superagent
v0.5.1(over 1 year ago)
Alternatives: axios, fetch, ky
Ky is known for its small size and lightweight footprint. It is optimized for bundlers and has a minimal bundle size. Redaxios, on the other hand, is also relatively lightweight but slightly larger than Ky.
Ky follows a modern and intuitive API design inspired by the `fetch` API. It provides a simple and expressive syntax for making HTTP requests, handling responses, and configuring options. Redaxios, on the other hand, aims to provide a similar API to the popular `axios` library, making it more familiar to developers already using `axios`.
Both Ky and Redaxios are compatible with modern browsers, including support for features like async/await and Promises. However, Ky has better support for features like HTTP/2 and native browser fetch, which can lead to improved performance in certain scenarios.
Interceptors and Middleware
Both Ky and Redaxios provide support for interceptors and middleware to modify request or response behavior. Ky has a more built-in and flexible interceptor system that allows for more advanced request/response manipulation. Redaxios provides a simpler middleware system that is similar to `axios`.
Both libraries offer additional features such as automatic JSON parsing, request cancellation, and CSRF token handling. Ky provides more fine-grained control over default headers, retries, and timeout handling, while Redaxios focuses on providing a minimal and straightforward API with fewer additional features.
Both Ky and Redaxios have good TypeScript support. Ky ships with TypeScript typings out of the box and provides a great development experience for TypeScript users. Redaxios also provides TypeScript typings and can be easily integrated into TypeScript projects.
Community and Maintenance
Ky has an active and responsive community with regular updates and bug fixes. It is actively maintained and has good documentation. Redaxios, while not as popular as Ky, is also actively maintained and has a supportive community. Both packages are reliable choices for making HTTP requests and receive updates.