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  • Service Mesh, Service Discovery and API Gateways

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Tuesday April 24, 2018

    We have seen through multiple articles how an API Gateway can help you in the difficult task of providing an uniform API regardless of the underlying set of microservices. However, we haven’t been exploring another set of problems that arise in case you want to go with such architecture.

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  • Orchestrating Kubernetes and Express Gateway

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Tuesday April 10, 2018

    Express Gateway is cloud native software, meaning that it integrates easily with Kubernetes or any other container orchestration solution.

    Let’s explore an interesting use case where you can use Express Gateway with Kubernetes to provide a graceful degradation for clients in case some of its managed services are down.

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  • TLS Authentication with Express Gateway Pt. 2

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Tuesday April 03, 2018

    We’re back with more about how you can use Transport Layer Security (TLS) Client Authentication from the latest 1.8.0 release. We’ll cover how to revoke a client certificate and special use cases if you want to use TLS Authentication for a specific path.

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  • TLS Authentication with Express Gateway

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Tuesday April 03, 2018

    Express Gateway supports various client authentication methods such as key auth,basic auth,jwt. Based on developer community feedback, we’ve included support to Transport Layer Security (TLS) Client Authentication in the latest 1.8.0 release.

    So, we can code up some new and interesting scenarios. Let’s dig in!

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  • Open Source Community Round up: Spring Break Edition

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Friday March 30, 2018

    We get asked a lot - How can I contribute? What is Express Gateway all about? Well, here’s your chance to check out what other developers are talking about and prioritizing when it comes to what they’d like to see in the next generation API Gateway. If you’re looking to make an impact on a popular open source project, read on, upvote or just share your feedback. Let’s go!

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  • Interview Pt.2: Vincenzo Chianese at Oracle Cloud Conference, Chicago

    by Al Tsang on Thursday March 29, 2018

    In partnership with Auth0, we joined thousands of developers, architects and technical executives for Oracle Cloud conference in Chicago. They say that the Oracle Community is built by developers for developers. That is definitely something we can appreciate. Vincenzo Chianese, engineer for LunchBadger (co-sponsor of Express Gateway), shared an expert workshop in partnership with Auth0 and had the chance for a live interview. Here are more excerpts from that interview.

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  • Interview: Vincenzo Chianese at Oracle Cloud, Chicago

    by Al Tsang on Wednesday March 28, 2018

    We joined thousands of developers, architects and technical executives for Oracle Cloud conference in Chicago. During the trip, Vincenzo Chianese, engineer for LunchBadger (co-sponsor of Express Gateway), shared an expert workshop in partnership with Auth0 and had the chance for a live interview.

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  • What's inside Express Gateway 1.8.0

    by Al Tsang on Tuesday March 27, 2018

    We’ve come a long way! Express Gateway is becoming more popular every single day thanks to our amazing community of developers, gazers and contributors.

    In this release, we’re bringing two new features and crushing a few pesky bugs. Also, based on community feedback, we’ve done a little code reorganization. If you’re interested in contributing, we’d love to connect. In the meantime, learn more about what’s inside Express Gateway 1.8.0!

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  • Dev Round-up: JWT, Env Var and a little Express.js

    by Al Tsang on Tuesday March 20, 2018

    Thanks to the hard work and dedicated developer community we have experienced some of the biggest milestones to date. Now it’s time to share a quick round up of the most popular posts, How-Tos and videos in case you may have missed all of the action. Also, get a sneak peek at what’s in store for the next release!

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  • Application Specific Metrics Using Express Gateway in Production

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Thursday March 15, 2018

    As a follow up to our last post on how you can get started with application specific metrics using Express Gateway, we’d love to show you a real time example that you can use. By the end of this post, you’ll have everything you need to start building your own plugins and getting metrics on information you care about.

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  • How To Get Application Specific Metrics Using Express Gateway

    by Vincenzo Chianese on Tuesday March 13, 2018

    Unless you’re building a proof of concept or an application that’s not aiming to reach the production, you definitely want to add monitoring and metrics to your system. In this installment we’re going to look how Express-Gateway can help you to add application specific metrics and expose them through an HTTP endpoint that can be queried by an external service, such as Prometheus.

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  • Ship, Ship - Hooray! 1.7.3 is here.

    by Al Tsang on Monday March 12, 2018

    It’s true, we’ve slowed down on Express Gateway. Why? We’ve been pretty busy supporting developers deploying instances of Express Gateway on production environments. We are thrilled at this opportunity, but like any other open source project we’ve found a few edge cases. So, where to go from here?

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  • Getting Started with JSON Web Tokens and Express Gateway

    by Al Tsang on Thursday March 08, 2018

    In case you missed the important news - we released an update to Express Gateway with support for JSON Web Tokens (JWT). Now, we’d like to take a moment and go into more depth on how you can get started with JWT and Express Gateway.

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  • Getting Started with Environment Variables and Express Gateway

    by Al Tsang on Wednesday February 21, 2018

    There are a lot of resources out there when it comes to exploring the ins-n-outs of environment variables. Recently, we added support for environment variables in Express Gateway as a response to request we received from developers who are using Express Gateway in production right now. So, we’d like to take a moment and go into more depth on how you can get started with Environment Variables and Express Gateway.

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  • Developer Spotlight: Compare Amazon API Gateway vs Express Gateway

    by Valeri Karpov on Friday February 02, 2018

    Express Gateway and Amazon API Gateway are two different products for configuring middleware servers that provide services like rate limiting, authentication, and proxying. As a developer, I want to share the major trade-offs between using Amazon API Gateway and Express Gateway across several important dimensions.

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  • Express Gateway 1.7.0 - Lucky 7

    by Al Tsang on Monday January 29, 2018

    We love open source and we especially love feedback from our community. It’s not even February yet, and we’ve been busy jamming out the features developers, like you, have been requesting including Node.js 9, JSON Schemas and more. If you’ve tried out Express Gateway, you’re in the right place because this next feature in Express Gateway 1.7.0 is small, but mighty. Join us in exploring environment variables in both configuration stacks.

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  • Express Gateway 1.6.0 - It’s Payback Time!

    by Al Tsang on Wednesday January 17, 2018

    After all the holidays, it’s all about that New Year’s resolution, hitting the gym for the brief 2 weeks before you rediscover fast food and, if you’re like us, breaking open the laptop and committing that open source code.

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