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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 Postman?

Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Postman?
      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.
      Insomnia REST Client
      Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
      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.
      Runscope
      Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.
      RAML
      RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly.
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      Reviews of Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Postman
      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.

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      Senior Software Engineer
      Review ofPostmanPostman

      If you're building an API service, this Chrome extension is a must-have. It'll let you ping your endpoints using a nice clean UI that's built right into Chrome. You can also share your previous requests - a simple way to 'document' your API if you're short on time.

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      Cofounder
      Review ofPostmanPostman

      If someone is having trouble shipping data to the Knowtify API, I almost always share my postman collection. Working through the issue from there is typically pretty easy.

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      Founder of StartupCommunity.org at The Social Business
      Review ofPostmanPostman

      Not much to say, it's the best free tool out there for testing APIs. Get it.

      How developers use Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Postman
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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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      shridhardalavi uses PostmanPostman

      Postman is a powerful tool for performing integration testing with your API. It allows for repeatable, reliable tests that can be automated and used in a variety of environments and includes useful tools for persisting data and simulating how a user might actually be interacting with the system

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PostmanPostman

      We use Postman in conjunction with our universal REST-API "JCVortex". Postman makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Postman was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

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      Rashid Muhammad uses PostmanPostman

      I use it for testing my Web Api. It's a easy tool for interacting with a RESTFul API and provides great tools for organizing requests. The Newman tool is great for allowing your tests to run in a CI/CD pipeline.

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      Xpertz uses PostmanPostman

      Used to test API endpoints and monitor API which also acts as an API heartbeat to keep functions alive in Google Cloud in order to avoid timeout responses to Slack.

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      David Flynn uses PostmanPostman

      We use Postman for all our API testing. Postman is invaluable. We would like to have a team licence so that we can use shared work spaces and test collections.

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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.

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      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 https://github.com/smyleeface/smylee_hugo_site.

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      Secumail uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

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

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      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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