Today I Learned

Use Axios for HTTP requests in Javascript

Axios is a slick promise-based HTTP client that works both in all modern browsers and server-side node.js. I like the simplicity of its interface.

axios.get('/user?ID=12345')
  .then(function (response) {
    console.log(response);
  })
  .catch(function (error) {
    console.log(error);
  });

...and the fact that it supports concurrent requests without too much hassle

function getUserAccount() {
  return axios.get('/user/12345');
}

function getUserPermissions() {
  return axios.get('/user/12345/permissions');
}

axios.all([getUserAccount(), getUserPermissions()])
  .then(axios.spread(function (acct, perms) {
    // Both requests are now complete 
  }));