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Augusto Marietti
We’re happy to announce that Mashape’s API Marketplace product is now part of RapidAPI! Starting today you can use either a RapidAPI or Mashape API Marketplace account to log into both platforms. Your existing apps and APIs will work the same without any code changes, but you can now view your analytics and projects through different interfaces. Most importantly you can explore over 7,500 public APIs. Find the closest asteroid to you with the NASA API, pull the best running playlists with the Spotify API, or make your app talk like Yoda. We will also be in constant communication…
Augusto Marietti
Today marks an important milestone for Mashape. We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed an $18M Series B funding round, led by Andreessen-Horowitz, with previous investors CRV and Index Ventures participating. It represents all the hard work by the team, our dedication to building the best and most open API Gateway for the enterprise, and Kong going mainstream around the world. This round is important for many reasons: 1) APIs play a central role. The Industrial Revolution of Software is happening. Many years ago, we had a vision of how software was going to be built. It looked a…
Augusto Marietti
Mashape.com new design reflects our mission and the multi products company that we have become during 2015.     In 2011 we launched the first API Marketplace,  which has grown to over 15,000 APIs and 200,000 developers in the community. Since then we’ve built a lot of useful tools for ourself. Last April we decided to spin off several products and make them available to everyone. Starting with open-sourcing Mockbin, Kong and HTTPsnippet, we most recently released Galileo for API Analytics. Late last year we acquired Gelato.io –  our family is now bigger than ever and it was the…
Augusto Marietti
We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of Gelato.io, makers of the popular API Documentation and Developer Portal, with an aim to expand and provide the service to everyone: from individual developers looking to document their API projects to Fortune 500 corporations requiring a secure and highly customizable on-premises solution. When I met Nik (and Adam) a couple of months ago, it was clear to both of us that we could do much more for the API economy together, and so we decided to partner almost immediately.  The first thing you will notice is an acceleration of feature development. We’ve already…
Augusto Marietti
Starting with the name, Mashape Analytics is now Galileo. Named after the Italian “father of modern science”, Galileo Galilei, Mashape Galileo is the father of modern API Analytics.   To keep you busy we’ve added tons of improvements:

Onboarding

Every step is now personalized using your current environment and account tokens, making it a breeze to start sending data. Speaking of data, instead of cluttering your environments with sample data, we now have a dedicated test environment you can pre-populate with realistic data points.   Environment Stats The Environment Dropdown was lacking something major, insight. Replacing the generic description…
Augusto Marietti
During the weekend Kong crossed 10,000 downloads.  Today Kong is 89 days old and you can find all the open issues and our roadmap in the Gtihub repo.  Thousands of instances started with Kong, the majority were located in Virginia as it’s the most popular AWS data center. Kong hit version 0.4 only last week (OAuth2.0 and Analytics plugins) but it’s already used in mission critical production environments, from small VC backed startups to Global2000.   Kong IPs Map   The most popular Kong distribution is Docker, followed by Debian, Centos and Ubuntu. You can try Kong on…
Augusto Marietti
We’re excited to bring real-time analytics to microservices and APIs with the release of Mashape Analytics the first purpose-built, open analytics platform designed specifically for API-centric architectures. Developers, DevOps and Product Managers can now easily understand which APIs are used most frequently, from what endpoints and by which paying customers.  With this vital insight they’re better prepared to manage their applications. The Platform is divided in two main sections:  

API Reports

 

API Logs

  Based on the incredible feedback we received from our community, we’re proud to offer a feature rich analytics platform.  Built internally to analyze…
Augusto Marietti
Last month Mashape launched Kong to provide the world with a free and open source API and Microservice management platform. We would like to share some general stats to the community since it’s a project that belongs to everyone. The community response has exceeded our expectations; in fact, we’ve also noticed how much work we still have to do to provide even more functionality to the API and Microservice ecosystem.

             – First 30 Days –

 Community

Github stars: 1,459 (so far the most popular OSS API & Microservice management solution) Github forks: 78 Gitter Chat: 82 members Emailing List: 320
Augusto Marietti
Today, Mac developers have a new way to utilize the rich collection of APIs in the Mashape API Marketplace through our new integration with Paw, a beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services seamless. Whether you’re an API provider or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect server responses and generate client code. Now it’s integrated with Mashape’s API Marketplace and available on all public APIs—free & paid—allowing you to quickly test your favorite APIs. The integration will allow Mashape users to open any public API in Paw, quickly hack with it and generate client code…
Augusto Marietti
Mashape is excited to introduce Kong, the API industry’s first open source platform for managing microservices and APIs. Using NGINX as its proxy server, Kong enables developers to create plugins for authentication, rate limiting, transformations, and many other common utilities to expedite the creation of next-generation software such as the latest in mobile, IoT, and Web.     Over the past several years Mashape developed the underlying technology for Kong, which powers the world’s largest API marketplace. The 140,000 active developers in our community have experienced Kong first hand. We’re proud of what we’ve started, but it’s time to…
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