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With around 60 million registered users, Xiachufang is the biggest cuisine community in China, making it possible for its users to share home recipes easily, watch video courses made by experts, and shop ingredients or kitchenware.
Xiachufang’s requirements at the beginning of its API gateway research were:
Xiachufang started with a small subset of live services (small as in nearly 2,000 requests per second) before starting moving more services to KrakenD:
As the initial KrakenD live test fulfilled the requirements and passed with good results, the company is starting to move the rest of the services progressively.
As per the customizations, one of the main aspects valued by Xiachufang, KrakenD is now supercharged with the following upgrades:
When asked to developers of Xiachufang why they chose KrakenD, the answer had the following commonalities:
Xiachufang required a high-performance but straightforward solution and now runs on KrakenD. In exchange, KrakenD got back a quality contributor to some of its open-source components.
Xiachufang (下厨房, 北京下厨房科技有限公司) is an online recipe-sharing community, based in Beijing. Founded by Tony Wang and Yin Chen in 2011, Xiachufang advocates cooking at home and having a healthy lifestyle by providing a platform where food lovers can record and share recipes.