node-fetch VS isomorphic-fetch

Compare node-fetch vs isomorphic-fetch and see what are their differences.


A light-weight module that brings the Fetch API to Node.js (by node-fetch)


Isomorphic WHATWG Fetch API, for Node & Browserify (by matthew-andrews)
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node-fetch isomorphic-fetch
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JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of isomorphic-fetch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Centralized/modularized Axios implementation?
    1 project | | 3 Jan 2022
    Not to play devil's advocate or anything, but in all fairness, fetch can use an AbortController to be cancellable. Also, it/they can easily be supported in older browsers through a polyfill, which is substantially lighter on bundle size than Axios, esp for newer browsers where the polyfills adds no new code. Short digression: I love isomorphic-fetch because it polyfills fetch in both old browsers and NodeJS, meaning I only need to remember one simple API (fetch) for network calls regardless of the environment. I'd much rather have to learn only one stable, native API than add on additional third party APIs that can change over time or require additional plugins to make it work (e.g. moxios).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing node-fetch and isomorphic-fetch you can also consider the following projects:

axios - Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js

request - 🏊🏾 Simplified HTTP request client.

got - 🌐 Human-friendly and powerful HTTP request library for Node.js

superagent - Ajax for Node.js and browsers (JS HTTP client)

http-proxy - A full-featured http proxy for node.js

Express - Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

Nock - HTTP server mocking and expectations library for Node.js

window.fetch polyfill - A window.fetch JavaScript polyfill.

nodejs-httpp - Run HTTP over UDP with Node.js