Kong vs. Charles vs. JSON Server



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Description

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 Charles?

Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received.

What is JSON Server?

Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Kong?
Why do you like Kong?

Why do developers choose Charles?
Why do you like Charles?

Why do developers choose JSON Server?
Why do you like JSON Server?

Cons

What are the cons of using Kong?
No Cons submitted yet for Kong
Downsides of Kong?

What are the cons of using Charles?
No Cons submitted yet for Charles
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What are the cons of using JSON Server?
No Cons submitted yet for JSON Server
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Pricing

How much does Kong cost?
How much does Charles cost?
How much does JSON Server cost?

Companies

What companies use Kong?
54 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Charles?
15 companies on StackShare use Charles
What companies use JSON Server?
3 companies on StackShare use JSON Server

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Kong, Charles, and JSON Server?

  • 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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