request-json

HTTP request client for JSON APIs

Request is a great HTTP client for NodeJS, but if you deal only with JSON, things could be more straightforward. This lib aims to simplify Request usage for JSON only requests.

Add it to your package.json file or run in your project folder:

npm install request-json --save

request = require('request-json');
var client = request.createClient('http://localhost:8888/');
 
var data = {
  title: 'my title',
  content: 'my content'
};
client.post('posts/', data, function(errresbody) {
  return console.log(res.statusCode);
});
 
client.get('posts/', function(errresbody) {
  return console.log(body.rows[0].title);
});
 
data = {
  title: 'my new title'
};
client.put('posts/123/', data, function(errresbody) {
  return console.log(response.statusCode);
});
 
client.del('posts/123/', function(errresbody) {
  return console.log(response.statusCode);
});
 
data = {
  title: 'my patched title'
};
client.patch('posts/123/', data, function(errresbody) {
  return console.log(response.statusCode);
});

Note: Previously you should call newClient() but now it is renamed to createClient(). You still can use newClient() though it will throw deprecation message.

data = {
  name: "test"
};
client.sendFile('attachments/', './test.png', data, function(errresbody) {
  if (err) {
    return console.log(err);
  }
});
 
client.saveFile('attachments/test.png', './test-get.png', function(errresbody) {
  if (err) {
    return console.log(err);
  }
});
 

sendFile can support file path, stream, array of file path and array of streams. Each file is stored with the key 'file + index' (file0, file1, file2...) in the request in case of array. For a single value, it is stored in the field with key 'file'. If you use a stream, it must have a "path" attribute containing its path or filename.

client.setBasicAuth('john', 'secret');
client.get('private/posts/', function(errresbody) {
  return console.log(body.rows[0].title);
});
 
client.headers['Cookie'] = 'Your cookie';

request-json and request-json-light are downloaded more than 8000 times each month. Here are the companies which use it for their API clients: