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Nik Wakelin
  In today’s microservices world, it’s not uncommon to be providing many APIs – a Public API, a Partner API, and perhaps even one for the office music server. Starting today Mashape Gelato lets you embrace this new world with our “Multi API” feature. You can now add and document all your APIs (and their various versions) on your Developer Portal. With our lifecycle management features, you can even make sure your Developers are updating their apps to work on the latest version of your API – or warn them when you’re about to Deprecate a version. Awesome!…
Marco Palladino
The first public release of Kong was launched on April 27th, 2015. We are happy to announce that yesterday Kong turned 1 year old, and we are going to take this chance to recap what happened during the long and intense past 12 months.

Adoption

Kong is the most popular open source API & Microservice management gateway currently on GitHub, having just crossed 5,000 stars. Although Kong is still pre-1.0 its production usage has been growing intensively in the past 12 months, reaching about 40,000 running active instances per month. (The chart above is not cumulative) Kong is…
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…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.4.0) includes some new exciting features, including:

Improvements:

    OAuth 2.0 Plugin Mashape Analytics Plugin IP Restriction Plugin, with whitelist and blacklist support (including CIDR) The resolver now supports wildcard domains, like: *.myapi.com CORS support in the Admin API Rate-Limiting Plugin now supports chaining multiple limits together Several bug fixes (especially in the SSL and Basic Authentication Plugins) HTTP Log Plugin now supports HTTPS endpoints. Full changelog is available on Kong’s repository
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Roadmap to 0.5.0

The next major release will need to address some…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.2.1) includes several bug fixes since the initial launch two weeks ago.

Improvements

    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 Plugin modularization
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…
Ahmad Nassri
  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…
Ahmad Nassri
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! Head…
Orlando
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…
Christina Ng

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 and Unirest.io. 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…
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