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Kong

Management layer for microservices and APIs

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Mahesh Casiraghi@maheshcasiraghi · CoffeeStrap
Yet another awesome contribution to the Open Source community by Aghi and Co.
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
@maheshcasiraghi thx! more on the road.
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
Hi everyone! Happy to answer questions for the PH community
Kevin Li@liveink · #NewStuff
@sinzone great job!
Loris Maz@lorismaz · Founder, SimpleVisa
@sinzone Really cool! Awesome contribution, thanks! Will there be a marketplace for Plugins? (I see there is some there already)
Luis Solano@luisobo · Lead Platform Engineer @ Pixable
@sinzone Thanks for Kong. I have a question: Why lua?
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
@lorismaz yes. there will be. commercial plugins.
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
@liveink thanks buddy! hug wifey too.
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
@luisobo Thx to you! Good question. We decided to use Lua for two main reasons: 1) Nginx has an exceptional support for Lua through its Lua extension, the embedded LuaJIT 2.x is very fast and performant adding just a little overhead when processing requests, and it’s battle tested at CloudFlare and Netflix. Because of its amazing performance Lua and LuaJIT are also being used into other high-performance servers, like Redis. 2) It’s easy and quick to learn. hope it helps!
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
Github repo: https://github.com/Mashape/kong
orliesaurus
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@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@ahmadnassri VP of Engineering at Mashape on KONG: "Making it open source is the icing on the cake! We want to give the power back to the developer community and together create amazing open source tooling, while directly adding years of lessons learned to your development stack. Open sourcing Kong which powers our API marketplace with billions of calls per day, is not only a major milestone for the team, but also marks a shift in API tooling and services, we're challenging the the status quo and service providers by giving away for free what they charge for in thousands (and in some cases millions) of dollars."
Chris Hendel@chris_hendel · Software Engineer @ Pebble
This looks incredible, @sinzone. Really excited to try it out. Also, great landing page - the visuals + content are awesome and definitely made me want to learn more.
Augusto Marietti
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@sinzone · CEO, Mashape
@chris_hendel thank you Chris. We put lot of team time and resources on it. We have lots to do.. pls ping me if you would like a particular plugin there https://github.com/Mashape/kong/.... Worth mention that we're also part of the same CRV family ;)