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What is Amazon API Gateway?

Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.

What is 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.

What is Paw?

Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
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        Review ofKongKong

        We're a small startup in San Francisco (team of 18 people). After spending lots of time building our core technology, it was time to bring it to life and deploy with several very large customers (500+ API requests/customer/minute).

        We looked for a solid API management solution that would allow for easy authentication, quick installation and great logging features (requests and responses). After looking at various (very) expensive solutions out there, we ran into Kong.

        After testing it for a few days, we deployed quickly to production to serve the needs of our customers. 3 weeks in, our experience has been great. Highly recommended to anyone who's looking for API management solutions.

        P.s. Scored "Reliability" as "OK" for now with lack of data. Will definitely update once we've had Kong in production for a longer period of time.

        How developers use Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Paw
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        Simple Merchant uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        API Gateway in conjunction with Lambda has allowed us to become 'serverless'. We have a number of API endpoints that range from simple CRUD operations, through to triggering chains of complex background jobs. Like Lambda, this service has released us from getting bogged down in infrastructure management, freeing up huge amounts of time to focus on solving business problems.

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        Jack Littleton uses PawPaw

        Paw allows me to interface with an API prior to starting UI work that requires the API. This helps me understand what data is required to be sent to the API, and what to expect back.

        In cases where I develop the API, Paw helps me to test as I'm developing, ensuring changes I make aren't breaking other parts of the API.

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        IndiTip uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        It provides me with POST endpoints; I don't run servers and some third-party services need to POST data to my application.

        Avatar of Vincent Vermersch
        Vincent Vermersch uses KongKong

        And if developper can also code the load balancer ? Add plugin, dynamically change backend, Kong give this versatility

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        Patty R uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        Triggers the Lambda function from a GitHub WebHook push into

        Avatar of Secumail
        Secumail uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        Excellent API Gateway, some quirks but most are being addressed over time, easy integration with Lambda

        Avatar of Luca Bianchi
        Luca Bianchi uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        Fast, predictable and reliable API deployment

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        Datacoon uses KongKong

        Easy to use

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