Kong vs. Restlet Studio vs. Shields.io

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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 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.

What is Shields.io?

Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

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Companies

What companies use Kong?
54 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Restlet Studio?
5 companies on StackShare use Restlet Studio
What companies use Shields.io?
7 companies on StackShare use Shields.io

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What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
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What are some alternatives to Kong, Restlet Studio, and Shields.io?

  • 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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