An open source API gateway for microservices built on Express.js

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?

11 companies use Express Gateway including Netflix, TUI Group, and Dell.

Express Gateway integrates with

Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes, ExpressJS, and AWS Lambda are some of the popular tools that integrate with Express Gateway. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Express Gateway.

Why people like Express Gateway

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

Al Tsang
Al Tsang
CEO at LunchBadger | 4 upvotes 1750 views
atLunchBadger
Express Gateway
ExpressJS
Kong
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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Clyde Hinshelwood
Clyde Hinshelwood
Director of Sales at LunchBadger | 1 upvotes 6 views
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's alternatives

  • Kong - Open Source Microservice & API Management Layer
  • Istio - Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
  • linkerd - Twitter-Style Operability for Microservices
  • seneca - A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js
  • Micro - A microservice toolkit

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