Running the KrakenD API Gateway on Kubernetes

In this article we are going to show how to configure and deploy the KrakenD API Gateway in a kubernetes environment. We will use for the demonstration Minikube so you cant test it in your own local machine. Let’s get started! Setting up a local Kubernetes We will run Kubernetes locally thanks to Minikube. Just follow the README in the project for the installation and the Quickstart section. Installing minikube it’s quick and easy.

Website development as a sysadmin

As a systems administrator for the past 15 years, I’m not very used to web development as this kind of work has been usually done by other colleagues in every company I’ve worked for. I wanted to create a web application myself using an external API, as an exercise to go out my comfort zone. Some time ago I found that Marvel Comics has a REST API where you can get a lot of information about comics, characters, authors and other interesting information.

Edge computing - A story of buses, raspberries, IoT and API gateways

The IoT industry has been running for some years now adding millions of devices into the network. The range of devices and capabilities is very wide and heterogeneous, from small devices powered with a 9-volt battery to track the location of freight shippings traveling the oceans (using platforms like Sigfox) to permanently plugged devices with more powerful computing like a Raspberry Pi where computation cycles are not a problem.

Deploying and versioning an API Gateway

When it comes to maintaining and deploying an API Gateway within an organization, you should always be aware of best practice. A gateway is an extra step between the client and the servers with the power to define a whole new interface, yet it’s so flexible and easy to implement that you might be tempted to start creating API interfaces without thinking about it - and end up creating problems for the future.

An API Gateway is not the new Unicorn

The more we talk to people about API gateways, the more we have come to realize that the term means different things to different people, and more specifically we see a growing trend where developers (but mostly managers) expect an API gateway to be able to perform miracles, usually a long way away from its intended use. It’s as if the API Gateway is the new unicorn that will solve all problems and make everything wonderful in the microservices scene.