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needle is an HTTP client library for Node.js that provides a simple, flexible, and powerful API for making HTTP requests. It supports all major HTTP methods and has a clean and easy-to-use interface for handling responses and errors.

Faraday is a Ruby gem that provides a simple and flexible interface for making HTTP requests. It allows you to create a Faraday connection object, which you can use to send requests and receive responses.

Faraday abstracts away the details of the underlying HTTP client library, so you can use it with different libraries such as Net::HTTP, HTTPClient, typhoeus and others.

Since Faraday can adapt many other HTTP clients it's very popular choice in web scraping.

Example Use

const needle = require('needle');

// needle supports both Promises and async/await
needle.get('', (err, res) => {
    if (err) {

const response = await needle.get('')

// concurrent requests can be sent using Promise.all
const results = await Promise.all([

// POST requests
const data = { name: 'John Doe' };
await'', data)

// proxy
const options = {
    proxy: ''
await needle.get('', options)

// headers and cookies
const options = {
  headers: {
      'Cookie': 'myCookie=123',
      'X-My-Header': 'myValue'
await needle.get('', options)
# GET requests
response = Faraday.get('')
put response.status
put response.headers
put response.body

# or use a persistent client session:
conn =
  url: '',
  params: {param: '1'},
  headers: {'Content-Type' => 'application/json'}

# POST requests
response ='/post') do |req|
  req.params['limit'] = 100
  req.body = {query: 'chunky bacon'}.to_json

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