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Wreck is an HTTP client library for Node.js. It provides a simple, consistent API for making HTTP requests, including support for both the client and server side of an HTTP transaction.

Wreck is a very minimal but stable as it's part of Hapi web framework project. For web scraping, it doesn't offer required features like proxy configuration or http2 support so it's not recommended.

axios is a popular JavaScript library that allows you to make HTTP requests from a Node.js environment. It is a promise-based library that works in both the browser and Node.js. It is similar to the Fetch API, but with a more powerful feature set and better browser compatibility.

One of the main benefits of using axios is that it automatically transforms the response data into a JSON object, making it easy to work with.

Axios is known for user-friendly API and support for asynchronous async/await syntax making it very accessible in web scraping.

Example Use


const Wreck = require('wreck');

// get request
Wreck.get('http://example.com', (err, res, payload) => {
    if (err) {
        throw err;
    }
    console.log(payload.toString());
});

// post request
const options = {
    headers: { 'content-type': 'application/json' },
    payload: JSON.stringify({ name: 'John Doe' })
};

Wreck.post('http://example.com', options, (err, res, payload) => {
    if (err) {
        throw err;
    }
    console.log(payload.toString());
});
// axios can be used with promises:
axios.get('http://httpbin.org/json')
  .then(response => {
    console.log(response.data);
  })
  .catch(error => {
    console.log(error);
  });

// or async await syntax:
var resp = await axios.get('http://httpbin.org/json');
console.log(resp.data);

// to make requests concurrently Promise.all function can be used:
const results = await Promise.all([
  axios.get('http://httpbin.org/html'),
  axios.get('http://httpbin.org/html'),
  axios.get('http://httpbin.org/html'),
])

// axios also supports other type of requests like POST and even automatically serialize them:
await axios.post('http://httpbin.org/post', {'query': 'hello world'});
// or formdata
const data = {name: 'John Doe', email: 'johndoe@example.com'};

await axios.post('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/users',
    querystring.stringify(data), 
    {
        headers: {
            'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
        }
    }
);

// default values like headers can be configured globally
axios.defaults.headers.common['User-Agent'] = 'webscraping.fyi';
// or for session instance:
const instance = axios.create({
  headers: {"User-Agent": "webscraping.fyi"},
})

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