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Announcing Insomnia 2021.1

TL;DR Insomnia Designer and Insomnia Core are now Insomnia. Insomnia Designer users will have to migrate to the new Insomnia application and Designer will no longer receive updates. When we originally built Insomnia Designer, we didn’t want to make large changes to Insomnia without understanding whether the changes would be useful to developers, with the release of Insomnia Designer we were praised for not making these changes directly inside of Insomnia at first.

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How to Scale Your API Ecosystem on an Open Source API Gateway

This blog post is part three of a three-part series on how they’ve scaled their API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open source API gateway. (Here’s part 1 and part 2.) In 2019, our Kong-based API gateway platform hosted about 1,900 proxies and handled 375 million transactions per month. 2020 saw a tenfold increase in both metrics to more than 11,000 proxies and 4.5 billion transactions per month—about 150 million transactions per day.

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Getting Started With Kong's OpenID Connect Plugin

The concept of zero-trust security is relatively simple. In essence, no entity or system should have trust by default. You should assume that any system you are talking to is not trustworthy until you establish otherwise. Within Kong Konnect, one mechanism to apply zero-trust is the OpenID Connect API gateway plugin. In this post and the below recording from our recent Destination: Zero-Trust virtual event, I’ll cover OpenID at a high level and some of its applications and use cases.

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APIOps (DevOps and GitOps Applied to API Lifecycle): End-to-End Automation Throughout the API Lifecycle

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the culture change side of any technology transformation program is the hardest and slowest part to get right. If you cannot efficiently operationalize a technology investment, that investment is wasted. This is no different in the world of APIs and microservices, where every service is designed to support a change to a digital-first culture. APIOps makes this change possible.

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Tutorial: Using Kong Kubernetes Ingress Controller as an API Gateway

In this first section, I’ll provide a quick overview of the business case and the tools you can use to create a Kubernetes ingress API gateway. If you’re already familiar, you could skip ahead to the tutorial section. Digital transformation has led to a high velocity of data moving through APIs to applications and devices. Companies with legacy infrastructures are experiencing inconsistencies, failures and increased costs. And most importantly, dissatisfied customers.

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Why Large Enterprises Should Embrace an Open Source API Gateway

This blog post is part two of a three-part series on how we’ve scaled our API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open source API gateway. We understand that this post’s title may seem a little controversial. When we announced that our new API gateway solution might be an open source product, we got many questions from voices across the company.