Last month Mashape launched Kong
to provide the world with a free and open source API and Microservice management platform. We would like to share some general stats to the community since it’s a project that belongs to everyone.
The community response has exceeded our expectations; in fact, we’ve also noticed how much work we still have to do
to provide even more functionality to the API and Microservice ecosystem.
– First 30 Days –
Github stars: 1,459
(so far the most popular OSS API & Microservice management solution)
Github forks: 78
Gitter Chat: 82 members
Emailing List: 320
Today, Mac developers have a new way to utilize the rich collection of APIs in the Mashape API Marketplace through our new integration with Paw, a beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services seamless. Whether you’re an API provider or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect server responses and generate client code. Now it’s integrated with Mashape’s API Marketplace and available on all public APIs—free & paid—allowing you to quickly test your favorite APIs.
The integration will allow Mashape users to open any public API in Paw, quickly hack with it and generate client code…
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…
The Mashape API Marketplace boasts more than 10,000 APIs from over 140,000 API developers around the world. To help you discover interesting APIs in various topics, we’re happy to introduce API collections
, a curation of Mashape’s most popular APIs.
to sentiment analysis
, image recognition
to face detection/ recognition
, we carefully handpick Mashape’s top APIs and curate them by categories just for you! On each of the API collections, you will find a short description of the API, with a consume API link that will bring you straight to the API’s documentation on Mashape.
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/9AHvpx
We asked for topic suggestions and you responded loud and clear. Overwhelmingly, everyone wanted to learn more about email APIs built for developers.
While I was doing research to understand which email APIs were the best, I learned a lot about this market space. So here are my thoughts on using email service providers.
10 Reason to use email APIs
One REST API call and an email is sailing through the web on its way to a destination
: It’s likely that it will cost you less to use an API than rent hardware…
The following is a guest post from Simply Wall St
, an Australian-based startup backed by AWI Ventures. Simply Wall St aims to simplify investing for everyone. The most daunting aspect first-time investors face when entering the market can be choosing the most appropriate stock to buy, particularly if the user is unfamiliar with complex tables and dense financial reports. Simply Wall St addresses this by presenting stock data in a new, visual format, one that can be easily appreciated by the new investor and veterans alike. The result is the Snowflake, a graphical interpretation of live stock data, which…
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…
Last week, we introduced the Breezometer Air Quality API
. This week, we have a second guest post from Breezometer on how to create an Air Quality and Weather API mashup.
The goal of this post is to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate BreezoMeter’s Air Quality Data
through Mashape platform. There are endlessness use cases for Air Quality data, and this is just a small example on how we used Mashape’s awesome API service.
In the example below, we decided to use PHP foundation of WordPress that will combine our API with the Simple weather API
Rest Api con @orliesaurus http://t.co/DhMsqZgCC0 pic.twitter.com/7gXAFFIfMy
— Michele Nasti (@micnasti) March 27, 2015
Mashape recently had the pleasure of speaking at Codemotion
, a developer-led conference held in Rome on 27th-28th March, with our Mashaper, @orliesaurus
, in attendance.
The conference, held at one of Rome’s many universities, was jam-packed, with a huge crowd of talented developers in attendance. Most of the attendees poured into Rome from all over Italy, with many even flying in from abroad to participate.
IoT, 3D printing, microservices and remote working were just some of the hot topics the conference focused on.