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.
– First 30 Days –
Github stars: 1,459
(making it the most popular OSS API 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
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…
It is with a great pleasure that we introduce Mockbin
, service to help developers mock, test, and track HTTP calls with ease!
As maintainers of the popular Unirest HTTP Library
and Mashape API marketplace
supporting more than 10,000 APIs, we’re always testing against edge cases, and a variety of HTTP calls. Instead of relying on a random collection of services and tools to test different capabilities of an HTTP client and debug API requests, we created Mockbin in order to streamline our code and test with just a single source with guaranteed results, all while being able to…
Users of the Mashape Marketplace
enjoy access to automatically generated code snippets for every API listed in the market.
Today, we’re sharing the love with everyone: Announcing APIembed.com
a free service to auto-generate embeddable code snippets in many programming languages for your website, blog or API documentation.
We’re starting with a number of languages/cli tools including: cURL, Go, Java, Python, HTTPie, Node.js, Objective-C, OCaml, PHP, Wget,
with more to come as we expand the service.
The service is open-source
, so you can contribute your favorite programming language as well. We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions!
Open-Sourcing Mashape’s Guardian. OAuth solved.
At Mashape, we support thousands of APIs. Over the years, we have learned a lot about different authentications and the complex world of OAuth. Today, we are happy to officially release Guardian.js
, the open-source gatekeeper that removes the OAuth dance with a single request.
In the past, the community has shown lots of love and support for our previous open-source projects: OAuthBible
. As we continue to develop new API tools, we’ll continue to share our work with the developer community!
We hope you like it,
The Mashape Team
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As proud contributors to the open source community, nothing makes us happier than getting feedback and support from developers who like to make things better.
Shortly after we released Unirest.io
, we received a ton of feedback from developers who would like to get a Windows 8 and .NET port. Before we can even get to it, we received contributions from Michael Azarkevich
and Michael Sync
who ported Unirest to the two platforms. To the two Michaels, a HUGE THANK YOU! You rock m/
We have officially rolled them in with the rest of the Unirest libraries here
After the successful launch of Unirest
, an open source lightweight http client library, we received a lot of requests for a C# .NET port on Windows Desktop and Windows 8. Even before we got to work, we’ve received contributions from the open source community who ported Unirest to .NET.
This tutorial will show you how to use the Windows 8 (RT) port of Unirest
in your application (We will follow this up with the Windows Desktop port
in a later post, but it will follow pretty much the same steps). Let’s get started!
NOTE: We will be updating this…
UPDATE: We’ve got a lot of comments and suggestions on the ‘Unicorn’ naming. We apologize for the confusion and are working on finding a new name. Have a suggestion? Tweet us @mashape
UPDATE #2: We picked a new name, unirest.io
is up and running.
UPDATE #3: Check our latest post on “Unicorn has become Unirest
Here at Mashape, we use a lot of open source. Our tech stack includes a lot of popular frameworks and libraries which have allowed us to rapidly iterate and develop what we feel is the best cloud API proxy and marketplace the universe…
In a shocking announcement Google has announced the end of Google Reader
and its associated unofficial Google API after 8 years.
So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
You can certainly appreciate the reasoning, it apparently wasn’t a popular product and drained valuable resources that could be used on products that actually turn a profit. Still many people are grieving the loss
of a beloved service, while others believe
with Google out…