Guzzle vs ReactPHP: What are the differences?
Developers describe Guzzle as "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. On the other hand, ReactPHP is detailed as "Event-driven, non-blocking I/O with PHP". Aa low-level library for event-driven programming in PHP. At its core is an event loop, on top of which it provides low-level utilities.
Guzzle and ReactPHP are primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" and "Web Servers" tools respectively.
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, ReactPHP provides the following key features:
- Rock-solid with stable long-term support (LTS) releases
- Requires no extensions
Guzzle is an open source tool with 17.1K GitHub stars and 1.95K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Guzzle's open source repository on GitHub.