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Alternatives to Apigee

Zuul, Mashery, Kong, WSO2, and Postman are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Apigee.
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What is Apigee and what are its top alternatives?

API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.
Apigee is a tool in the API Tools category of a tech stack.

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Zuul

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    Mashery

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    Manage your API and discover new APIs
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    Kong logo

    Kong

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    Al Tsang
    Al Tsang
    CEO at LunchBadger · | 4 upvotes · 30.3K views
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    Express Gateway
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    ExpressJS
    Kong
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    Tyk Cloud
    Tyk Cloud
    #APIs
    #JWT
    #OAuth2
    #Gateway
    Problem/Challenge

    We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

    Contenders

    We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

    Decision

    We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

    Outcome

    We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

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    Anas MOKDAD
    Anas MOKDAD
    Software Architect · | 2 upvotes · 25.7K views
    Istio
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    Kong
    Kong

    As for the new support of service mesh pattern by Kong, I wonder how does it compare to Istio?

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    WSO2

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      Noah Zoschke
      Noah Zoschke
      Engineering Manager at Segment · | 28 upvotes · 165.6K views
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      Swagger UI
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      ReadMe.io
      Markdown
      Markdown
      Postman
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      #QA
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      #Documentation

      We just launched the Segment Config API (try it out for yourself here) — a set of public REST APIs that enable you to manage your Segment configuration. A public API is only as good as its #documentation. For the API reference doc we are using Postman.

      Postman is an “API development environment”. You download the desktop app, and build API requests by URL and payload. Over time you can build up a set of requests and organize them into a “Postman Collection”. You can generalize a collection with “collection variables”. This allows you to parameterize things like username, password and workspace_name so a user can fill their own values in before making an API call. This makes it possible to use Postman for one-off API tasks instead of writing code.

      Then you can add Markdown content to the entire collection, a folder of related methods, and/or every API method to explain how the APIs work. You can publish a collection and easily share it with a URL.

      This turns Postman from a personal #API utility to full-blown public interactive API documentation. The result is a great looking web page with all the API calls, docs and sample requests and responses in one place. Check out the results here.

      Postman’s powers don’t end here. You can automate Postman with “test scripts” and have it periodically run a collection scripts as “monitors”. We now have #QA around all the APIs in public docs to make sure they are always correct

      Along the way we tried other techniques for documenting APIs like ReadMe.io or Swagger UI. These required a lot of effort to customize.

      Writing and maintaining a Postman collection takes some work, but the resulting documentation site, interactivity and API testing tools are well worth it.

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      Nicholas Rogoff
      Nicholas Rogoff
      at Avanade UK Ltd. · | 7 upvotes · 70.7K views
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      Visual Studio
      Visual Studio
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      Newman
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      Postman
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      Azure DevOps
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      Git
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      jQuery
      jQuery
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Microsoft SQL Server
      Microsoft SQL Server
      C#
      C#
      .NET Core
      .NET Core

      Secure Membership Web API backed by SQL Server. This is the backing API to store additional profile and complex membership metadata outside of an Azure AD B2C provider. The front-end using the Azure AD B2C to allow 3rd party trusted identity providers to authenticate. This API provides a way to add and manage more complex permission structures than can easily be maintained in Azure AD.

      We have .Net developers and an Azure infrastructure environment using server-less functions, logic apps and SaaS where ever possible. For this service I opted to keep it as a classic WebAPI project and deployed to AppService.

      • Trusted Authentication Provider: @AzureActiveDirectoryB2C
      • Frameworks: .NET Core
      • Language: C# , Microsoft SQL Server , JavaScript
      • IDEs: Visual Studio Code , Visual Studio
      • Libraries: jQuery @EntityFramework, @AutoMapper, @FeatureToggle , @Swashbuckle
      • Database: @SqlAzure
      • Source Control: Git
      • Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps
      • Test tools: Postman , Newman
      • Test framework: @nUnit, @moq
      • Infrastructure: @AzureAppService, @AzureAPIManagement
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      Amazon API Gateway

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      Jason Barry
      Jason Barry
      Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 4 upvotes · 37.7K views
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      Dropbox
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      Paw
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      Insomnia REST Client
      Insomnia REST Client

      We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

      • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
      • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
      • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

      Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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      Jason Barry
      Jason Barry
      Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 4 upvotes · 37.7K views
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      Dropbox
      Dropbox
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      Paw
      Postman
      Postman
      Insomnia REST Client
      Insomnia REST Client

      We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

      • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
      • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
      • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

      Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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      RAML

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      RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing
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      Charles

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      HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy
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        An API description format for REST APIs
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        Retrofit

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        A type-safe HTTP client for Android and Java
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          API Blueprint

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          Soap UI

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            JSON Server

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            Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds. For front-end developers who...
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            Shields.io

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            IBM - API Connect

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            A comprehensive API management solution for your entire API lifecycle from creation to management
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            Alamofire

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            HTTP networking library for iOS and macOS
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              Fiddler

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