Kong

Kong

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Decision about Kong

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I use Kong because it reliably proxies traffic quickly with an assortment of pluggable features. The engineers behind the product are of the highest quality. The Company has cultivated the largest active open source community of any API gateway. They generally squash bugs in hours or days not weeks/months. Company engineers help community members through social avenues as well as supporting large enterprise. They heavily value their product and individuals as opposed to just solely growing enterprise license fees.

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Decision at LunchBadger about Express Gateway, ExpressJS, Kong, Tyk Cloud, APIs, JWT, OAuth2, Gateway

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CEO at LunchBadger
Problem/Challenge

We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

Contenders

We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

Decision

We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

Outcome

We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

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Decision about Kong

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I use Kong because of the strong support and community that surrounds it . It is trusted by respectable tech companies,and so far has performed great

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Decision about nginx, Kong

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I use Kong because of following reasons. (1) reliability (2) great community supports (3) ease of using plugins (4) surfaced free benefits of nginx

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Decision about Kong

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

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