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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.…
During our last post, we discussed a few use cases for leveraging the technology of the Slice API to its full potential. In this installment, we will take you through how integration with our API has enabled developers to create their own unique user experiences. The great thing about the Slice API is that our technology empowers developers with endless opportunities to create experiences that help users with all aspects of the post-purchase experience. We’ve worked with startups like Gone and Trov that help customers manage their purchases, with help from our item level data. Our real-time shipment tracking also…
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…
Simon Grondin
At Mashape, we’ve been building a new product, APIAnalytics, to let anyone easily track and monitor anything related to HTTP in their applications. To be successful, it needs to be extremely easy to plug any application into it. There’s many ways to achieve that with as little friction as possible, such as agents and libraries for every popular language, but for now let’s talk about HTTP proxies. Some of our requirements for HARchiver, our official lightweight proxy for APIAnalytics are:
    No dependencies Sub-millisecond latency Blazing®™ Fast© 100% reliable
Skip to the benchmarks

Design decisions

We’re going to be…
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…
In our last post, we introduced the Slice API and shared with you a bit of the journey that inspired us to offer a public API for developers to retrieve purchase history from their users who have opted in.  We touched on a few of the use cases, but didn’t go into much depth on what we see as the potential reach of our technology.  So today, we’re going to describe a few of the most compelling concepts that we’ve seen for our data integrations that we’ve seen at hackathons or mocked up internally and haven’t had time to build…
Augusto Marietti
We’re excited to bring real-time analytics to microservices and APIs with the release of Mashape Analytics the first purpose-built, open analytics platform designed specifically for API-centric architectures. Developers, DevOps and Product Managers can now easily understand which APIs are used most frequently, from what endpoints and by which paying customers.  With this vital insight they’re better prepared to manage their applications. The Platform is divided in two main sections:  

API Reports


API Logs

  Based on the incredible feedback we received from our community, we’re proud to offer a feature rich analytics platform.  Built internally to analyze…
The Slice API provides developers with item-level purchase history for their opted-in users, enabling enhanced and personalized experiences with online shopping data from more than 500,000 merchants. Once a user has opted into our service, we draw primarily on the purchases contained in their email inboxes, and provide extremely high-accuracy data on spending habits, which merchants a user tends to buy from, how much a user spends on different types of products, and so on, as well as up-to-date information on the status of any shipments that a user has in flight. We power apps that deal with all aspects…
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