Guzzle vs Leptus: What are the differences?
What is Guzzle? PHP HTTP client that makes it easy to send HTTP requests and trivial to integrate with web services. Guzzle is a PHP HTTP client that makes it easy to send HTTP requests and trivial to integrate with web services.
What is Leptus? Erlang REST framework that runs on top of Cowboy. Leptus simplifies creating RESTful APIs in Erlang.
Guzzle and Leptus can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.
Some of the features offered by Guzzle are:
- Manages things like persistent connections, represents query strings as collections, simplifies sending streaming POST requests with fields and files, and abstracts away the underlying HTTP transport layer.
- Can send both synchronous and asynchronous requests using the same interface without requiring a dependency on a specific event loop.
- Pluggable HTTP handlers allows Guzzle to integrate with any method you choose for sending HTTP requests over the wire (e.g., cURL, sockets, PHP’s stream wrapper, non-blocking event loops like React, etc.).
On the other hand, Leptus provides the following key features:
- Supports GET, PUT, POST and DELETE HTTP methods
- Can respond in plain text or JSON
- Supports basic authentication
Guzzle and Leptus are both open source tools. It seems that Guzzle with 17.1K GitHub stars and 1.95K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Leptus with 335 GitHub stars and 52 GitHub forks.