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Augusto Marietti
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 general response has exceeded our expectations; in fact, we’ve also noticed how much work we still have in order to give to the API ecosystem a solid and expandable API management platform.

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 Community

Github stars: 1,459 (making it the most popular OSS API management solution) Github forks: 78 Gitter Chat: 82 members Emailing List: 320
Ahmad Nassri
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…
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…
Chris Ismael
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r We just released the API Permission Add-on to easily add, manage and revoke user permissions to your private API. Partnership is a wonderful thing. It’s the chance to create a more intimate relationship with another person, another team, another company. At Mashape, we’re all about working with others, and we’re building the tools to make API partnerships dead simple and collaborate with the team around private APIs. Today we’re introducing our API Permissions add-on to encourage easier, stronger relationships between developers and their consumers. This add-on is a game-changer for API developers that…
Chris Ismael
Hello Mashapers, We’re super excited to announce that we’re now officially open to public for every API and developer in the world. We’re now powering more than 400 APIs and thousands of developers are relying on Mashape APIs everyday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback in the coming weeks. To be part of the movement, you can simply join us on Mashape. Hacker note: for developers who were using the Face.com API (for face detection), we now have an amazing free replacment created by Lambda Labs – http://www.mashape.com/lambda/face Mashape has also launched some useful features in…
Augusto Marietti
Everyone is building APIs these days. Most new apps/services have some kind of API, and almost every app uses at least one API. I was hacking on a project a couple of years back, and I remember one of the developers on the project mentioning that we should have an API. At that time, I thought he was crazy. We have not even launched the product, why would anyone want to use our API, let alone our App? Our app eventually failed, mostly the fault of ourselves. We out grew it, moved on to bigger and better ventures, but looking…
Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r This week we pushed out some new interesting features

Mashape Updates:

    Inbox
We  have completely redesigned the Inbox experience. Now you can contact and interact with your developers faster and easier. New Mashape Inbox  
    New Wizard
Now the wizard is more a Panel where you can easily manage your API. There are no 1,2,3 steps anymore, just go to fill up what you want to fill up. API management wizard  
    Custom Links
If you want to give custom access to your APIs, you have to just click the “Get custom…