Mashape Blog

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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 –


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
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…
Augusto Marietti
We have made it easier to consume multiple APIs in one unified experience through Applications for API Consumers. Applications are basically a container where you group all the APIs you’re consuming to get a quick overview, and control them all. With “Applications”, you can:
    Manage And Monitor All Your Consumed APIs From A Simple Dashboard
    Track Volume, Latency or Error Rates In A Snap
    Issue, And Re-Generate API Keys
    Move From Testing To Production Environments
    Configure Payments
  Group all the APIs you’re consuming in one application to get a quick overview, and control them all.…
Augusto Marietti
Mashaper Marco Party Crowd DJ Booth More pictures and videos to come!…
Augusto Marietti
Everyone is building APIs these days. Most new apps/services have some kind of API, and almost every app uses at least one API. I was hacking on a project a couple of years back, and I remember one of the developers on the project mentioning that we should have an API. At that time, I thought he was crazy. We have not even launched the product, why would anyone want to use our API, let alone our App? Our app eventually failed, mostly the fault of ourselves. We out grew it, moved on to bigger and better ventures, but looking…
Augusto Marietti
Image credit: Yes. We’re looking for our first developer evangelist who will spread our voice beyond the boundaries of mankind. Job Description You should know how to code. A specific programming language is not necessary in this case, but an overall understanding of machines, code and APIs is required. You will organize and attend hackathons – you should have strong communication skills. You will inspire developers, generate content from blog posts to tweets. You should have a natural affection in helping people. You decide which conferences/summits will need to be sponsored, seed the base for monthly meet-ups around US,…
Augusto Marietti
Hello folks, We’re doing a friendly hackathon today, at our hacker house (South Park), the Mashape Lair. Come visit us armed with your laptop! Bring friends and hack on whatever you want. We start at around 6pm, and see how far we can go 😉 We provide free food (burgers and italian pasta) and beer. Yes, you can sleep here, we have plenty of space! We’re at 433 Bryant St. See you! Ping us if you have any questions!  …
Augusto Marietti
Image credit: Dear developers (API providers), Please stop fucking up your public APIs. Every week there is an API that is changing, being shut down, or malfunctioning. If this trend continues, we lose trust in using third party services via APIs, and we’ll just go back to the old way, and reinvent the wheel by ourself. Reliability and trust are the most important things for this ecosystem. We’re seeing an explosion of public APIs, so the trend is strong, but still fragile. “Next time someone asks me why I keep reinventing the wheel, it’s because the wheel does not…
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