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


    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.…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.4.2) ships with some bugfixes and improvements, including:


    Support for Cassandra authentication. Support for “Resource Owner Credentials Grant” OAuth 2.0 flow. “preserve_host” flag on APIs to preserve the Host header when a request is proxied. Better support for multi-node Cassandra clusters. 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…
Augusto Marietti
During the weekend Kong crossed 10,000 downloads.  Today Kong is 89 days old and you can find all the open issues and our roadmap in the Gtihub repo.  Thousands of instances started with Kong, the majority were located in Virginia as it’s the most popular AWS data center. Kong hit version 0.4 only last week (OAuth2.0 and Analytics plugins) but it’s already used in mission critical production environments, from small VC backed startups to Global2000.   Kong IPs Map   The most popular Kong distribution is Docker, followed by Debian, Centos and Ubuntu. You can try Kong on…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.3.2) ships with several new features, including:


    Support for SSL through an SSL Plugin. APIs can be resolved by an endpoint path. HTTP Log Plugin. Response Transformer Plugin. Request Size Limiting Plugin. Full changelog available on Kong’s repository
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions to reinstall Kong.

Roadmap to 0.4.0

    OAuth 2.0 Plugin Analytics Plugin Documentation for creating new private/public plugins in order to customize Kong
As always, we would like to invite you to contribute to the project by opening issues, submitting pull requests and chatting with the…
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 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
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.


    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…
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