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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.…
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 (0.5.0) 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.…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.4.2) ships with some bugfixes and improvements, including:

Fixes:

    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:

Improvements

    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…
Orlando
KONG, 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…
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 –

 Community

Github stars: 1,459 (so far the most popular OSS API & Microservice management solution) Github forks: 78 Gitter Chat: 82 members Emailing List: 320
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.2.1) includes several bug fixes since the initial launch two weeks ago.

Improvements

    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
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