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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
Mashape.com 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 Gelato.io –  our family is now bigger than ever and it was the…
Orlando
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:

Updates:

    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 …
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.2) ships with some hot-fixes, including:

Updates:

    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…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.1) ships with some improvements, including:

Updates:

    Fixing an occasional bug when migrating the HMAC plugin table Admin API now supports JSON requests through CORS Basic Authentication and HMAC Authentication plugins now also send the “X-Credential-Username” to the upstream server. 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.

Community Support

As usual we encourage you…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.5.0) is the most exciting release, shipping with new features, bug-fixes and improvements, including:

Updates:

    Response Rate-Limiting plugin, that rate-limits requests with quotas as instructed by a custom response header ACL plugin, to control which consumers can consume upstream APIs JWT Authentication plugin, to verify and authenticate JSON Web Tokens HMAC Signature Authentication plugin, to verify and authenticate HMAC signed HTTP requests Various bugfixes on the OAuth 2.0 and Mashape Analytics plugins Renamed Admin API properties to more intuitive names And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.…
Morgan Davies
    Mashape, the creator of Kong and open-source API management platform, is pleased to announce an integrated partnership with Instaclustr, which delivers hosted and managed Apache Cassandra services.   Instaclustr provides a fully managed Cassandra-as-a-Service solution, powering mission critical big data applications; which enables Mashape and Kong to focus on our core business, building the best API Gateway. “Instaclustr is pleased to be able to provide our managed service to support the Kong user community. We have engineered our solution to make it easy to deploy and configure Cassandra, and we also provide ongoing monitoring, maintenance and 24/7 support.  We…
Mashape Analytics, is the only biz intelligence platform focused on Analytics and Visualization of API traffic. It has over 100 features focused in solving API problems fast. One of those is called “Compare Requests”. By selecting two rows you can easily view a line by line diff between multiple requests response status codes, headers and bodies to easily to spot changes and potential errors.     This feature is handy for debugging purposes while building and scaling your APIs.…
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