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…
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:
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…
, the king of open-source API management platforms, is in my (totally not biased) opinion an extremely cool tool.
From startups to enterprises, companies have tons of APIs (growth of APIs
within Mashape) and they need to be managed in a simple and effective way.
Instead of building functionalities into each microservice KONG deploys a solution for managing them based on your needs – focus on excelling at microservices
instead of the boring stuff.
Microservices just like sushi
When I was explaining microservices to my cousin, and why they’re cool, I told him to imagine microservices like awesome…
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
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
The Mashape API Marketplace boasts more than 10,000 APIs from over 140,000 API developers around the world. To help you discover interesting APIs in various topics, we’re happy to introduce API collections
, a curation of Mashape’s most popular APIs.
to sentiment analysis
, image recognition
to face detection/ recognition
, we carefully handpick Mashape’s top APIs and curate them by categories just for you! On each of the API collections, you will find a short description of the API, with a consume API link that will bring you straight to the API’s documentation on Mashape.
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There is nothing more exciting than seeing hackers use their creativity in a small amount of time to create an amazing piece of software using APIs from Mashape. This is why we often participate and sponsor hackathons.
Most of the time we sponsor a category prize; where to win, you must use one of the 10,000+ APIs in our marketplace. We strive to find cool prizes you’ll enjoy, such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi starting kits, RC Quadcopters, Android tablets, and more. Since teams usually consist of four members, we always have a prize for each…
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At Mashape, we are always looking for the best conferences where we can share our knowledge and expertise with our fellow developers. Sharing is part of our DNA! We are also huge fans of hackathons, user group meetups, and camp-style events. We are here in the community, and we like to be part of the success of different events by finding creative ways to sponsor them.
Of course, we can’t participate in all tech-related events, but if your primary audience is developers, and you are looking for experienced speakers for non-product pitch talks, let us know! You…