The latest update of Kong (0.2.1) includes several bug fixes since the initial launch two weeks ago.
Support for local DNS resolutions
Support for Debian 8 and Ubuntu 15.04
Support for multiple Host headers (Kong now works well with Postman)
Support for multiple host:port pairs in Cassandra
Full changelog available on Kong’s repository
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions
to reinstall Kong.
Roadmap to 0.3.0
This release is the foundation for the next major release (0.3.0) which will include:
Better SSL support as the foundation for building the OAuth 2 plugin
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…
It is with a great pleasure that we introduce Mockbin
, service to help developers mock, test, and track HTTP calls with ease!
As maintainers of the popular Unirest HTTP Library
and Mashape API marketplace
supporting more than 10,000 APIs, we’re always testing against edge cases, and a variety of HTTP calls. Instead of relying on a random collection of services and tools to test different capabilities of an HTTP client and debug API requests, we created Mockbin in order to streamline our code and test with just a single source with guaranteed results, all while being able to…
Users of the Mashape Marketplace
enjoy access to automatically generated code snippets for every API listed in the market.
Today, we’re sharing the love with everyone: Announcing APIembed.com
a free service to auto-generate embeddable code snippets in many programming languages for your website, blog or API documentation.
We’re starting with a number of languages/cli tools including: cURL, Go, Java, Python, HTTPie, Node.js, Objective-C, OCaml, PHP, Wget,
with more to come as we expand the service.
The service is open-source
, so you can contribute your favorite programming language as well. We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions!
We are an API Hub where over 100,000 developers can consume more than 10,000 APIs. We’ve been building this business for over 3 years, and there are a lot of things that we’ve measured throughout the process which we will be sharing in this post.
Over the past 3 years, we have been working relentless to grow the API community, business and economy. We’ll be sharing some of our key metrics in this post and how we achieved them.
Growth of APIs
In the Mashape API marketplace, we host a variety of APIs which span across distinct categories and use…
Open-Sourcing Mashape’s Guardian. OAuth solved.
At Mashape, we support thousands of APIs. Over the years, we have learned a lot about different authentications and the complex world of OAuth. Today, we are happy to officially release Guardian.js
, the open-source gatekeeper that removes the OAuth dance with a single request.
In the past, the community has shown lots of love and support for our previous open-source projects: OAuthBible
. As we continue to develop new API tools, we’ll continue to share our work with the developer community!
We hope you like it,
The Mashape Team
Get rid of…
Introducing Private Plans – for API Providers and Consumer!
Everyone loves flexibility, (knowimsayinn) but no one admits it!
We’ve successfully deployed Private Plans, a new feature of our Pricing Tab. There is nothing keeping developers away from consuming your public and private APIs, and with this release, we give you a way to charge users in customized ways.
This update is targeted to all our API providers who like to keep things between your API and your consumers a little more interesting. Mashape wants you to be able to provide your customers with a flexible pricing for any use-case.
We recently rolled out a new feature on Mashape that is going to revolutionize the way you add APIs on Mashape. Many of you have requested this feature, and we are super stoked to announce that you can now invite developers to consume and interact with your private/ secret APIs.
As the owner of the API, you can handpick from a list of Mashape users and reveal your private API to the few selected secret agents.
Finding the invite option is easy. Simply click on “Invite devs to your API” at the bottom left of the settings menu…
When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing.
That’s why we created an API glossary
. It contains the terminology we use on our site and in our documentation, as well as related words and common acronyms.
If you’re just starting out with APIs, you can get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development.
If you need to explain APIs to a non-technical, instead of mumbling something
We’re happy to announce a reduced revenue share percentage rate. Going forward monetized APIs will only be charged a 20% revenue share. With ❤.
As always, Mashape will continue to provide free support, quick distribution, analytics, auto generated code snippets, issues and reporting system, status, alerts, testing tools, collaboration and permission add-ons, and many more features.
Looking forward to our continued relationship to build together the API economy!