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What is Hexagon?

It is a microservices toolkit written in Kotlin. Its purpose is to ease the building of services (Web applications, APIs or queue consumers) that run inside a cloud platform.
Hexagon is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.
Hexagon is an open source tool with 310 GitHub stars and 63 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hexagon's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hexagon?

Developers
4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hexagon.

Hexagon Integrations

Hexagon's Features

  • Simple to use
  • Easy to hack
  • Kotlin first
  • HTTP server
  • HTTP client
  • Simple data store
  • Messages publish/subscribe
  • Templating support

Hexagon Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Hexagon?
Blender
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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.
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.
Zuul
It is the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture.
linkerd
linkerd is an out-of-process network stack for microservices. It functions as a transparent RPC proxy, handling everything needed to make inter-service RPC safe and sane--including load-balancing, service discovery, instrumentation, and routing.
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Hexagon's Followers
5 developers follow Hexagon to keep up with related blogs and decisions.