When Fetch API became standard I was thrilled. I will no longer need to use http utility libraries in order to make http calls in my apps. XMLHttpRequest was so low level and awkward (up to its inconsistent camel casing of acronyms!). You didn’t really have a choice but to wrap it with something more comfortable or choose one of tons of open source alternatives like jQuery’s $.ajax(), Angular’s $http, superagent and my personal favorite, axios. But are we truly free of http toolkits?