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Rumors aboard Mashape's spaceship

Marco Palladino
You have just finished building a nice RESTful API, implemented all the endpoints, and you are ready to make it available to potential developers. Usually the next steps before publishing the API are: Protecting the API, with a security mechanism, ie with an API-key or Basic authentication. Rate-Limit developers, to avoid them making too many requests to your service. Whitelist developers, and allow them to make more requests than the others. With Kong, an open source API gateway, you can easily implement the above features and let it do the hard work for you. And most…