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Express Gateway

An open source API gateway for microservices built on Express.js
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What is Express Gateway?

A cloud-native microservices gateway completely configurable and extensible through JavaScript/Node.js built for ALL platforms and languages. Enterprise features are FREE thanks to the power of 3K+ ExpressJS battle hardened modules.
Express Gateway is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Express Gateway?

Companies
12 companies reportedly use Express Gateway in their tech stacks, including Netflix, TUI Group, and Dell.

Developers
20 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Express Gateway.

Express Gateway Integrations

Docker, Auth0, StatsD, Node.js, and ExpressJS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Express Gateway. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Express Gateway.

Why developers like Express Gateway?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Express Gateway
Express Gateway Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Express Gateway in their tech stack.

Al Tsang
Al Tsang
CEO at LunchBadger · | 4 upvotes · 41.4K views
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Tyk Cloud
Tyk Cloud
Kong
Kong
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
Express Gateway
Express Gateway
#Gateway
#OAuth2
#JWT
#APIs
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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Clyde Hinshelwood
Clyde Hinshelwood
Director of Sales at LunchBadger · | 1 upvotes · 3.4K views
Express Gateway
Express Gateway

Lightweight easy to use Express Gateway. Based on Express and thousands of plug ins gives it great flexibility to provide API gateway functionality both on premise and public cloud providers.

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Express Gateway's Features

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • API Management
  • Microservices
  • JSON Web Token (JWT)
  • OAuth2
  • Custom Plugins
  • Consumer Mgmt
  • YAML Driven
  • REST API
  • Pipelines
  • Built-in Policies
  • Hot Reload and Restart
  • Actions & Conditions

Express Gateway Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Express Gateway?
Kong
Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
Apigee
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.
LoopBack
A highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding. Connect to multiple data sources, write business logic in Node.js, glue on top of your existing services and data, connect using JS, iOS & Android SDKs.
Istio
Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
Jersey
It is open source, production quality, framework for developing RESTful Web Services in Java that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. It provides it’s own API that extend the JAX-RS toolkit with additional features and utilities to further simplify RESTful service and client development.
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Express Gateway's Followers
33 developers follow Express Gateway to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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