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axios vs Underscore: What are the differences?

Developers describe axios as "Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js". It is a Javascript library used to make http requests from node.js or XMLHttpRequests from the browser and it supports the Promise API that is native to JS ES6. On the other hand, Underscore is detailed as "JavaScript's utility _ belt". A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

axios and Underscore belong to "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" category of the tech stack.

axios and Underscore are both open source tools. axios with 62.9K GitHub stars and 5.21K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Underscore with 24.7K GitHub stars and 5.41K GitHub forks.

Pinterest, reddit, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use Underscore, whereas axios is used by AgFlow, Jobsrepublic, and DesignMatch. Underscore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1173 company stacks & 457 developers stacks; compared to axios, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 28 developer stacks.

Decisions about axios and Underscore

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) provides standard data objects in JSON format for the healthcare industry. Since JSON objects are hierarchical and tree-like, we had a need to defensively 'pluck' fields from our JSON objects and do lots of mapping. We tried jQuery and Underscore and a few other technologies like FHIRPath; but Lodash has been the most well supported, works in the most contexts, has the cleanest syntax, etc. We particularly like the ES6 version of Lodash, where we can import the method names directly, without resorting to * or _ syntax. We got hooked on the 'get' function to defensively pluck fields from objects without crashing our user interface, and have found countless uses for the other lodash functions throughout our apps. Lodash is great for developing and optimizing algorithms.

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    What is axios?

    It is a Javascript library used to make http requests from node.js or XMLHttpRequests from the browser and it supports the Promise API that is native to JS ES6.

    What is Underscore?

    A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

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