After a full year of development since our last major open source release, we are proud to announce the next chapter of our flagship open-source API gateway — Kong Gateway 2.0 is generally available! With this release, Kong will become more operationally agnostic for large-scale deployments across on-premises and multi-cloud environments, thanks to the new Hybrid Mode. In addition, plugin development also becomes more language agnostic, thanks to the new Golang PDK support.
New York, NY — January 20, 2020 — API Fortress, the leader in functional uptime monitoring and collaborative API testing, announces Mass Functional Test Generation. For the first time, engineers, architects, and QAs can import OpenAPI or Swagger spec files and have a large number of functional tests generated for them. The current beta release of Mass Functional Test Generation will become a generally available release on January 31, 2020.
As we write in our blog, 95% of API Breaches are Caused By This, most security vulnerabilities in your API are related to “functional errors” or “human errors.” The actual act of hacking is rarely involved in most of the major API breaches you’ve seen or read about in our blog. What is important to note is that there are functional tests that can help you capture some of those vulnerabilities before they are pushed live.
With new systems, applications, and data sources added on a regular basis, IT environments are growing more complex than ever before. To deal with this complexity, organizations are relying on API management solutions that make their environments more tightly connected, facilitating information exchange. It’s no surprise, then, that the API management industry has never been stronger.
Happy New Year! To kick off 2020, we’re proud to announce Kuma’s 0.3.2 release that includes long, anticipated features. The most prominent one is Kong Gateway support for ingress into your Kuma mesh. Another exciting feature that was widely requested is Prometheus support, which will enable you to scrape your applications’ metrics. Lastly, we announced the Kuma GUI in the last release. Thanks to a lot of early feedback, we’ve added many exciting improvements in this release.
One of the great benefits of cloud architectures is the capability to easily replicate and deploy copies of application infrastructure. With some additional technical expenditure on redundant deployments, this approach can be leveraged to improve the stability of your web application.
Editor's note: Today’s post comes from Surin Asawachaisittigul, head of open APIs at Krungsri Consumer a subsidiary of Krungsri Bank, the fifth largest bank in Thailand, and focuses on personal loan and credit card services. Using APIs, Krungsri Consumer is taking an established bank into the digital future of finance. The finance industry is changing quickly in the digital age. Customers no longer want to pay for purchases in cash.
As some of you already know, I have been following the shift towards microservices adoption for a while now. For the longest time, when the industry thought of the transition to microservices, they thought of smaller companies leading the charge. However, I’ve seen large enterprises get value from microservices as well and saw this trickle-in starting in 2016, which is why I am excited to learn this now has achieved mainstream adoption.