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Got is a lightweight and powerful HTTP client for Node.js. It is built on top of the http and https modules and provides a simple, consistent API for making HTTP requests.

Got is one of the most feature-rich http clients in NodeJS ecosystem offering http2, proxy and asynchronous support making it ideal for web scraping.

Got also supports many specific domain integrations like AWS, plugins for various public APIs like github.

Note that Got has some inconsistent behaviors when it comes to web scraping use.
For example, it normalizes http headers which is undesired functionality in scraping and should be disabled.

Buzz is a lightweight PHP library for issuing HTTP requests. It is built on top of the PHP curl extension and is designed to be easy to use and flexible.

While buzz isn't as feature rich as other clients it still supports http2 and is relatively easy to use.

Highlights


http2asyncpopularextendibletypescriptproxy
http2uses-curl

Example Use


const got = require('got');

// GET requests are default and can be made calling the module as is:
const response = await got('https://api.example.com');
console.log(response.body);

// POST requests can send 
const response = await got.post('https://api.example.com', {
    json: { name: 'John Doe' },
});
console.log(response.body);

// handling cookies
import {CookieJar} from 'tough-cookie';

const cookieJar = new CookieJar();

await cookieJar.setCookie('foo=bar', 'https://httpbin.org');
await got('https://httpbin.org/anything', {cookieJar});

// using proxy
import got from 'got';
import {HttpsProxyAgent} from 'hpagent';

await got('https://httpbin.org/ip', {
  agent: {
    https: new HttpsProxyAgent({
      keepAlive: true,
      keepAliveMsecs: 1000,
      maxSockets: 256,
      maxFreeSockets: 256,
      scheduling: 'lifo',
      proxy: 'https://localhost:8080'
    })
  }
});
use Buzz\Client\Curl;
use Buzz\Message\Request;
use Buzz\Message\Response;

$client = new Curl();
// GET request
$request = new Request('GET', 'http://httpbin.org/get');
$response = new Response();
$client->send($request, $response);
echo $response->getContent();

//POST request
$request = new Request('POST', '/api/resource', 'http://example.com');
$request->setContent(json_encode(['name' => 'John Doe']));
// we can also add headers or cookies:
$request->addHeader('Content-Type: application/json');
$request->addHeader('Cookie: name=foobar');
$response = new Response();
$client->send($request, $response);
echo $response->getContent();

// Buzz also supports http2 (see the 2.0 parameter)
$response = $client->sendRequest(
  new Request('GET', 'https://http2.golang.org/serverpush', [], null, '2.0')
);

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