The 5 best HTTP request API`s for Javascript

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  • axios

    Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js

    Axios is one of the most popular third-party packages used for making HTTP requests in Javascript. It works with the native XMLHttpRequest API under the hood to bring a convenient and versatile set of features for solving unique problems like intercepting HTTP requests and sending simultaneous requests. Similar to Fetch, it supports promises for handling asynchronous requests.

  • ky

    🌳 Tiny & elegant JavaScript HTTP client based on the browser Fetch API

    Ky is a relatively new Javascript package that can be used for making asynchronous HTTP requests from the front end of a web application. It’s built on top of the native Fetch API with a simpler syntax and additional functionality.

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  • ky-universal

    Use Ky in both Node.js and browsers

    Supports all modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari. For Internet Explorer support, Ky provides an alternative package, Ky-Universal, not sure why they still bother.

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