Kong vs. Charles vs. Restlet Studio

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Description

What is Kong?

Kong was created to secure, manage and extend Microservices & APIs. Kong is powered by the battle-tested tech of NGINX and Cassandra with a focus on scalability, high performance & reliability. Kong runs in production at Mashape handling billions of requests to over ten thousand APIs.

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 Restlet Studio?

Packaged as a Chrome extension and accessible from any modern web browser, Restlet Studio instantly provides to any developer powerful API crafting capabilities. Through an intuitive interface, developers can visually define all the elements of a web API, and automatically generate the client SDK and server skeleton of their API.

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Companies

What companies use Kong?
34 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Charles?
13 companies on StackShare use Charles
What companies use Restlet Studio?
3 companies on StackShare use Restlet Studio

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kong?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
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What are some alternatives to Kong, Charles, and Restlet Studio?

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

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Latest News

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