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Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a relationship with the OSS Group as its first VAR partner to support New Zealand and Australia. Based in Auckland, the OSS Group offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. Together we aim to engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to customers based in APAC. 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 platform. Built on top of NGINX, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. Founded in 1995, the OSS Group specialized…
Morgan Davies
Mashape and Kong now offer an official Kubernetes distribution, an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In today’s fast paced world users expect applications to be available around the clock without any downtime; as such, to ensure the best performance developers deploy new application versions multiple times a day. Kubernetes groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. To achieve continuous uptime developers utilize containers to package software, which enables applications to be released and updated efficiently. Kubernetes is an open source platform designed with Google’s accumulated experience…
Morgan Davies
We’re going to AWS re:Invent! Join Mashape and over 24,000 attendees at the largest gathering of global Amazon Web Services community members. Mashape is a proud AWS partner and bronze sponsor of the event. Want to learn more about Kong and meet the team, drop by booth #2633 and say hello. Come learn about Kong, Gelato and Galileo. – How Kong manages your APIs and Microservices – How to install Kong on AWS – How to customize and optimize Kong specifically to your API needs – How to add microservice analytics and an API developer portal Kong Kong is the…
Morgan Davies
Register for this exciting webinar: Join us October 26th at 10AM PDT. Mashape recently announced an integration partnership between Kong, our open-source API management gateway and Bitnami, the leader in ready-to-run application packages and developer stacks for cloud deployments. By providing pre-packaged application images for the Google Cloud Platform, Bitnami enables devs to create and provision a new cloud server immediately. Bitnami saves users countless hours of configuring and setting up servers. It was a natural choice to work with Bitnami and provide Kong with a fast and easy way to deploy on Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP). Learn…
Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Datadog. Through an integration with Kong, the most widely used open-source API management platform, Datadog is now available to everyone in our community. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. With the Datadog plugin you can log API metrics like request count, request size, response status and latency to the local Datadog Agent. Additionally, Datadog’s Agent has been updated to collect Kong’s connection and database details. Kong Plugin Configuration Configuring the plugin is straightforward, you can add it on…
Bitcoin data aggregator Kaiko will distribute its APIs for price indices, market data and blockchain data over Mashape’s Marketplace. Kaiko’s data is beneficial to everyone involved in the blockchain-based digital currency economy, which has grown from zero to a market cap of nearly USD$6.5 billion in just seven years. The robust APIs cover the key factors driving interest and volatility in bitcoin – price, market trading and transactions – and are ready for use by all developers working in bitcoin, other blockchain-based industries and financial services. “Mashape allows us to focus on the important things, namely collecting and generating…
Marco Palladino
You have just finished building a nice RESTful API, implemented all the endpoints, and you are ready to make it available to potential developers. Usually the next steps before publishing the API are: Protecting the API, with a security mechanism, ie with an API-key or Basic authentication. Rate-Limit developers, to avoid them making too many requests to your service. Whitelist developers, and allow them to make more requests than the others. With Kong, an open source API gateway, you can easily implement the above features and let it do the hard work for you. And most…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.3) ships with some minor fixes:


    Avoids additional URL encoding when proxying to an upstream service. The Galileo plugin now supports arbitrary host, port and path values. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Migration from older versions

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.5.0, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong cluster functioning after updating to 0.5.0.

Version 0.6 on the way!

We are getting very close to releasing Kong 0.6, which will ship with major …
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The latest update of Kong (0.4.1) ships with some patches, including:


    Fixed issues with the Mashape Analytics plugin. Support for “Client Credentials” OAuth 2.0 flow. A bug-fix for a problem with DNS resolutions in some environments. 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 us on Gitter.  

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