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Morgan Davies
MesosCon 2017 was an amazing event! Thanks to everyone that dropped by our booth. It was great to share Kong with you. During the event, Marco Palladino, Kong’s CTO, presented “API Gateway Pattern & Kong in a Microservices World.” In a container world, APIs are becoming increasingly more important as a communication medium, inside and outside the firewall. As more services are created the harder it gets to efficiently secure, manage, and extend them in a variety of environments. This applies to both single or multi-DC setups. API gateways can be used to centralize common functionality in one place by…
Morgan Davies
Kong now offers Mesosphere DC/OS. This integration enables developers to deploy Kong on a Mesosphere DC/OS cluster to simplify operations and achieve higher resource utilization. Apache Mesos is the open-source distributed systems kernel at the heart of DC/OS. By abstracting the entire datacenter into a single pool of computing resources it simplifies running distributed systems at scale. Mesosphere can support different types of distributed workloads and container orchestration, like Mesos and Docker containers, and stateful big-data technologies, such as Cassandra, one of Kong’s optimized DB options. Kong is designed to sit in front of highly performant APIs and microservices…
Morgan Davies
The Kong team is heading to Los Angeles for MesosCon, September 13 – 15th. Join us at the largest gathering of global Mesos community members. Kong is a proud silver sponsor of the event. If you want to learn more about Kong and meet the team, drop by our booth and say hello. We’ve got amazing stickers and t-shirts! Come learn about Kong, the most popular open-source API Management platform. – How Kong manages your APIs and Microservices – How to deploy Kong with Mesosphere DC/OS – learn more here – How to customize and optimize Kong specifically to your…
Thibault
The latest and greatest version of Kong features improvements all over the board for a better and easier integration with your infrastructure! Note: Kong Community Edition and Mashape Enterprise are now distinct products – if you are a user of the Open Source version, this product is now called Kong CE, the Community Edition. If you are an enterprise customer, you should plan on using our new Mashape Enterprise product going forward. Download Kong 0.11.0 now and give it a try!

Updates

The highlights of this release are:
    Support for regex URIs in routing, one of the oldest requested
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is expanding its global reach. The partnership with Enable-U, a leading value added reseller and integration specialist in Europe, will accelerate Kong’s awareness and adoption in the market. With offices in the Netherlands, South Africa, and Dubai, Enable-U offers clients strategic API management planning, deployment and support services. Now they will be able to provide Kong to complement their offering and expertise. Kong is designed to be implemented alongside highly performant APIs to provide world-class infrastructure for the HTTP layer that powers microservices. With nearly 11,500 stars on Github and 3 million plus downloads, Kong
Kong is the world’s most popular open source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on top of NGINX, it delivers high performance with easy installation and administration.  Recently we published a release candidate 0.11 for Kong API Gateway. This release features a host of changes, large and small, that dramatically improve the performance, flexibility, and security of Kong. In this blog post, we’ll examine a seemingly innocuous change – an update to how Kong generates random data – and discuss how this change improves the security and flexibility of Kong moving forward. A quick note on random data:…
Marco Palladino
Kong 0.10.3 has been released with a few security fixes and performance improvements, and we recommend to upgrade:

Updates

    Performance has been improved when using the rate-limiting plugin, also reducing the load on the counter datastore. Kong now supports Mutual SSL security between Kong and the final APIs with the “proxy_ssl_certificate” and “proxy_ssl_certificate_key” configuration properties. Fixed a bug (introduced in 0.10.0) that prevented Key Authentication credentials to be sent in the request body. OAuth 2.0 Client Application is checked when refreshing an Access Token. DNS resolution performance has been improved under certain conditions. And much more in the changelog.
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is expanding its global reach. The partnership with XLsoft, a leading value added reseller in Japan, will further Kong’s awareness to leading APAC technology companies. With offices in Tokyo and Irvine, CA, XLsoft offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. The collaboration of Kong and XLsoft will engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to Japanese customers. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on top of NGINX, a high-performance web server, Kong is designed to sit…
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is now a proud Silver Member of the Linux Foundation’s Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). T​he CNCF is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on top of NGINX, a high-performance web server, Kong is designed to sit in front of highly performant APIs and microservices to protect, extend and orchestrate distributed systems. CNCF is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development…
Marco Palladino
Kong 0.10.2 has been released and we highly recommend to upgrade. We’d like to highlight a few important features and fixes it introduces.

Updates

    A new request-termination plugin, which comes handy when you need to temporarily disable an API or block a Consumer. This plugin was generously contributed by Paul Austin. Plugins can now implement a new ‘rewrite()’ handler function, which is a hook in the Nginx phase bearing the same name. Kong does not unconditionally append a trailing slash to the URL of your upstream services anymore. Ability to hide Kong headers in responses. And much more in
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