AJAX Web Frontend Library

AJAX libraries are a set of JavaScript functions that allow developers to make asynchronous requests from the client-side. They are used in frontend development to create dynamic webpages and applications. AJAX libraries provide an easy way for developers to send and receive data without having to reload the page, making it easier for them to create interactive user experiences. To use an AJAX library, developers need to include the library's script tag in their HTML document and then call its functions when needed.

List of top libraries:
Library name Language Popularity Description Download link Weekly download Stars Forks
jQuery (JavaScript, Very Popular) JavaScript 5 A fast, small and feature-rich JavaScript library https://jquery.com/ 5176597 57.1k 20.6k
Axios (JavaScript, Very Popular) JavaScript 5 Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js https://github.com/axios/axios 37404446 98.2k 10.1k
Fetch API (JavaScript, Very Popular) JavaScript 5 The Fetch API provides an interface for fetching resources (including across the network) https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Fetch_API 64466 177 46
SuperAgent (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Ajax for Node.js and browsers (JS HTTP client).? https://github.com/ladjs/superagent 7839470 16.2k 1.3k
request (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Simplified HTTP request client. https://github.com/request/request 17919914 25.6k 3.2k
got (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Human-friendly and powerful HTTP request library for Node.js https://github.com/sindresorhus/got 20549930 12.5k 877
isomorphic-fetch (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Isomorphic WHATWG Fetch API, for Node & Browserify https://github.com/matthew-andrews/isomorphic-fetch 6061677 6.9k 335
node-fetch (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 A light-weight module that brings the Fetch API to Node.js https://github.com/node-fetch/node-fetch 39833125 8.1k 985
xhr (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Send HTTP request to realize data exchange between website and server. https://github.com/jimmywarting/xhr 1845919 4717 590
needle (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Nimble, streamable HTTP client for Node.js. With proxy, iconv, cookie, deflate & multipart support. https://github.com/tomas/needle 6082902 1.6k 241
supertest (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Super-agent driven library for testing node.js HTTP servers using a fluent API. https://github.com/ladjs/supertest 3575315 12.7k 770
unirest (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 a set of lightweight HTTP libraries available in multiple languages https://github.com/Kong/unirest-nodejs 46068 944 173
r2 (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 HTTP client. Spiritual successor to request. https://github.com/mikeal/r2 240432 4.5k 160
fetch-mock (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Mock http requests made using fetch https://github.com/wheresrhys/fetch-mock 709579 1.2k 175
fetch-ie8 (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 A window.fetch JavaScript polyfill supporting IE8 https://github.com/camsong/fetch-ie8 8514 278 3.2k
whatwg-fetch (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 A window.fetch JavaScript polyfill. https://github.com/github/fetch 11874223 25.6k 3.2k
cross-fetch (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 Universal WHATWG Fetch API for Node, Browsers and React Native. https://github.com/lquixada/cross-fetch 10862337 1.5k 96
form-data (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 A module to create readable `"multipart/form-data"` streams.? https://github.com/form-data/form-data 60124593 2.1k 285
request-promise (JavaScript, Popular) JavaScript 4 The simplified HTTP request client 'request' with Promise support. Powered by Bluebird. https://github.com/request/request-promise 1960749 4.8k 318

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