meta VS node-fetch

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


Discussions and issues without a logical home (by whatwg)


A light-weight module that brings the Fetch API to Node.js (by node-fetch)
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90 8,535
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0.0 5.3
27 days ago 13 days ago
Python JavaScript
Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of meta. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-20.


Posts with mentions or reviews of node-fetch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-30.
  • CommonJS Is Hurting JavaScript
    7 projects | | 30 Jun 2023
    Would anyone be interested in an article about the crusade to move JS to ESM? I've been considering writing one, here's a preview:

    Sindresorus wrote a gist "Pure ESM modules"[0] and converted all his modules to Pure ESM, breaking anyone `require`ing his code; he later locked the thread to prevent people from complaining. node-fetch released a pure ESM version a year ago that is 16x less popular than the CommonJS version[1]. The results of these changes broke a lot of code and resulted in many hours of developers figuring out how make their projects compatible with Pure ESM modules (or decide to ignore them and use old CommonJS versions)--not to mention the tons of pointless drama on GitHub issues.

    Meanwhile, TC-39 member Matteo Collima advocated a moderate approach dependent on where your module will be run [2]. So the crusade is led not by the Church, but by a handful of zealots dedicated to establishing ESM supremacy for unclear reasons (note how Sindresorus' gist lacks any justifications). It's kind of like the Python 2 to 3 move except with even less rationale and not driven by the core devs.

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  • Next-Level Technical Blogging with API
    2 projects | | 13 Jun 2023
    The API is CORS-enabled, meaning you’ll have to use the getArticles() functions from your backend. For making the actual request, you can use the fetch() function, available since Node.js v18. For older versions of Node.js, you can use a fetch()-compatible library like node-fetch.
  • How to Parse RSS Feed in Javascript
    2 projects | | 20 Mar 2023
    The RSS feed's URL will then need to be requested over the network. The native fetch API of JavaScript will be used since it is the most efficient. It undoubtedly works in browsers, and it appears that Node has a pretty well-liked implementation of it.
  • Exploring the Most Commonly Used Folder Names in Popular NPM Packages
    12 projects | | 23 Feb 2023
    docs: Documentation is an essential part of any package, as it provides users with the information they need to understand how to use it and how it works. The documentation usually includes usage instructions, API documentation, and more. It can also be included directly in the repository's file, but it's often split into multiple files and stored in this folder for ease of navigation and maintenance. Although the documentation files can be in any format, the most common one is Markdown. Example from node-fetch.
  • Turn CV to structured data with GPT-3 and Node.js
    4 projects | | 24 Jan 2023
    node-fetch - NodeFetch is used to fetch the CV document.
  • Stop polyfilling fetch in your npm package
    10 projects | | 10 Jan 2023
    So for all versions of Node.js ≤17, you’ll need a Node fetch polyfill, the most popular of which is node-fetch:
  • Exploring competitive features in Node.js v18 and v19
    10 projects | | 6 Dec 2022
    Before Node.js v18, you had to install node-fetch or Axios to request a resource from a server. With Node.js v18, you no longer need to install either package thanks to v18’s experimental Fetch API, which is available globally.
  • Scaling Your Compute Resources on Salesforce
    5 projects | | 5 Dec 2022
    Best of all, since this particular function runs on Node.js, you can install and use any NPM package to supplement your code. Let’s do that right now by installing node-fetch to issue our HTTP request:
  • Run API tests with Newman and send reports to Telegram
    9 projects | | 6 Nov 2022
    At this stage, I needed to set up sending two API calls to Telegram: the first one with a notification of the successful completion of the collection running and the second one containing an HTML report. These calls were to go immediately after Newman completed his work. To implement this task, it is certainly possible to use any HTTP client libraries for Node.js which are available as npm packages (Axios, Got, SuperAgent, etc.), but I turned to the Fetch API. The following command was used to install it:
  • HTTP Get and Delete from AWS Lambda
    2 projects | | 22 Oct 2022
    Node.js developers tend to use axios, node-fetch or other modules to make HTTP calls like Get, Delete, Post etc. Though same approach works in AWS Lambda (Node.js), but these 3rd party modules adds extra cold start time.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing meta and node-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

cross-fetch - Universal WHATWG Fetch API for Node, Browsers and React Native.

undici - An HTTP/1.1 client, written from scratch for Node.js

superagent - Ajax for Node.js and browsers (JS HTTP client). Maintained for @forwardemail, @ladjs, @spamscanner, @breejs, @cabinjs, and @lassjs.

isomorphic-fetch - Isomorphic WHATWG Fetch API, for Node & Browserify

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