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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 latest update of Kong (0.8.3) ships with some bugfixes:

Updates

    Fixed an edge case that was preventing new nodes from properly registering themselves into the “nodes” table. Fixed a bug that was occurring when using OAuth 2.0 and Postgres. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Cassandra or PostgreSQL?

With the release of Kong 0.8.x you can now finally decide to use either Cassandra or PostgreSQL for storing your data. Cassandra and Postgres are two different databases with different engines that serve different use-cases. We recommend using Cassandra in multi-datacenter setups,…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.8.2) ships with some fixes and improvements:

Updates

    The Mashape Analytics plugin is now called “Galileo”, and added support for Galileo v3. The Response Rate Limiting plugin introduces a new “block_on_first_violation” property, and sends usage headers to the upstream APIs. OAuth 2.0 now supports multiple redirect URIs. Fixed many bugs in the Loggly, JWT, Request Transformer, IP Restriction and CORS plugins. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

PostgreSQL support!

In case you missed the previous announcement, Kong 0.8.x now finally supports both Cassandra and PostgreSQL. You…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.8.1) ships with some fixes and improvements:

Updates

    Kong now adds the “X-Forwarded-Host” and “X-Forwarded-Prefix” headers to the upstream request. The Datadog plugin now also logs consumer information. Fixed some database bugs that involved migrations and full-updates. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

PostgreSQL support!

In case you missed the previous announcement, Kong 0.8.x now finally supports both Cassandra and PostgreSQL. You can now decide if you want to use Kong with the eventual consistency model of Cassandra, or the ease of use of Postgres. This…
Marco Palladino
We are happy to announce Kong 0.8.0 with PostgreSQL support, plus two new official plugins and many other improvements:

Updates

    PostgreSQL 9.4+ support. You can now choose to use Cassandra or PostgreSQL as Kong’s datastore. New LDAP Authentication plugin. New StatsD logging plugin. Configurable Cassandra read/write consistency. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Kong meets PostgreSQL!

  Finally Kong ships with one of the most requested features by the community. You can now choose which underlying datastore you want to use with Kong between Cassandra or PostgreSQL. Cassandra comes with…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.7.0) ships with some new additions and improvements:

Updates

    New Runscope plugin. Rate-Limiting and Response Rate-Limiting plugins now support asynchronous increments with “config.async” to improve performance, and better uptime if the datastore is unavailable with “config.continue_on_error”. Improvements and bug-fixes in the ACL, IP Restriction, SSL and ACL plugins. An important fix in the Docker distribution, which allows to run nginx as a daemon again. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Upgrading from < 0.7.x

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.7.x,…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.6.1) ships with some fixes and improvements:

Updates

    Added a new timeout property for the Cassandra configuration. Cassandra SSL certificates are now properly trusted by Nginx. Allow Cassandra authentication with arbitrary plain text auth providers (required, for example, by Instaclustr). And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Upgrading from < 0.6.x

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.6.x, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong cluster functioning after updating to 0.6.x.

Webinars

We are looking forward to seeing…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.6.0) is a big one, and ships with some important improvements and breaking changes. Before upgrading please carefully follow the recommended Upgrade Guide.

Kong Clustering

Clustering is the most important new feature, which dramatically improves the performance of Kong and represents one of the building blocks that future features and plugins will be built upon. Unlike previous Kong version, Kong >= 0.6.0 nodes pointing to the same datastore must join together to form a Kong Cluster. Kong automates joining and leaving nodes from a cluster, given that the right configuration is being provided.…
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…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.4.2) ships with some bugfixes and improvements, including:

Fixes:

    Support for Cassandra authentication. Support for “Resource Owner Credentials Grant” OAuth 2.0 flow. “preserve_host” flag on APIs to preserve the Host header when a request is proxied. Better support for multi-node Cassandra clusters. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Roadmap to 0.5.0

As announced in the previous newsletter, we are working hard to ship 0.5.0 with advanced new plugins and improvements. Feel free to contribute by opening issues/pull requests on our Github repository, or chatting with…
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