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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.…
Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Loggly through direct integration with Kong, the most popular open-source API management platform. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. And now with Loggly’s plugin, you can log requests and response data. Loggly is a log management tool that collects your log data using existing open standards like syslog and HTTP; therefore, you no longer have to install a heavy, proprietary collection on every machine. Loggly provides real-time, navigable summaries of log data it automatically parses in addition to powerful search,…
Morgan Davies
It’s the the most wonderful time of the year! In 2015 Mashape launched several products and open source projects, plus we’ve acquired Gelato from an incredible team. To bring in the the New Year we’d like to share with you all the new developments.  


Open-Source API Management Layer

In just 8 months and 500,000 downloads Kong became the most adopted API proxy and #1 starred API tool on Github. Based on NGINX and with over 20 plugins, Kong can replace any legacy solution for free.      


API Analytics Platform

Thousands of API engineers &…
Augusto Marietti new design reflects our mission and the multi products company that we have become during 2015.     In 2011 we launched the first API Marketplace,  which has grown to over 15,000 APIs and 200,000 developers in the community. Since then we’ve built a lot of useful tools for ourself. Last April we decided to spin off several products and make them available to everyone. Starting with open-sourcing Mockbin, Kong and HTTPsnippet, we most recently released Galileo for API Analytics. Late last year we acquired –  our family is now bigger than ever and it was the…
Buzzlogix is Smart Social Media Management software and has recently released the engine behind their tool. Their recently released Text Analysis API based on natural language processing and machine learning, is quickly finding a way into developers’ toolboxes. Buzzlogix allows app developers to integrate into their applications for free (there are also other plans available for larger or growing enterprises.) A key component of this API is the use of natural language processing – a branch of artificial intelligence that deals with understanding the language, or languages humans use to interact with computers. Essentially, this technology allows users to analyze…
You signed up to the API analytics tool (Galileo) and you’re wow-ing at the possibilities, but exactly how much can this tool help you in your day to day job? I am going to analyze what business questions can be answered from an API perspective as a manager, developer, user or as a mixture of each. Then I will dig into the metrics that will be available to us and formulate relevant questions. Finally I will create a dashboard report using the required data.

How do I start?

Analytics are not simply “pretty graphs” to show your coworkers…
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 …
At Trooclick, we’re passionate about the news. That’s why we just launched a groundbreaking new app to make life easier for news and publishing professionals. In an environment where time is scarce, producing quality news content is no mean feat. Knowing “Who Said What” about big issues is essential, but quotes and details can be difficult to come by. Imagine an app that delivered structured data about a person or issue of your choice, without the arduous task of searching hundreds of sources; Trooclick’s game-changing new API does just that. Our NewsData API automatically extracts quotes and related details from…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.2) ships with some hot-fixes, including:


    The OAuth 2.0 plugin can now detect that the originating protocol for a request was HTTPS through the “X-Forwarded-Proto header” and work behind another reverse proxy (load balancer). The HMAC plugin now supports “X-Date" header to sign the request for usage in browsers (since the Date header is protected). 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…
Augusto Marietti
We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of, 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…
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