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The KrakenD Playground

Document updated on Sep 27, 2018

The KrakenD Playground

If you are new to KrakenD, a quick way to get started is to make use of the KrakenD Playground.

The KrakenD Playground is a Docker Compose environment that puts together the necessary pieces to let you play with KrakenD in a working environment.

As KrakenD is an API gateway, we have also added to the environment an API (backend) to feed the gateway and a website to make use of the data. With the KrakenD Playground, you can see the different pieces that take place in the API Gateway use cases.

An environment ready to use!

The KrakenD Playground can be started with docker-compose up and then fire up your browser, curl, Postman, httpie or anything else you use to interact with the services.

When starting the Docker compose you will have:

  • The KrakenD API Gateway, on port 8080
  • A client consuming data from the gateway, on port 3000
  • A backend simulating API responses on port 8000
  • Plus a Jaeger where traces are sent on port 16686

Have a look at the docker-compose.yml file to understand how these services interact together, and also at the krakend.json file to find out what endpoints are exposed.

If you’d like to see more examples, please let us know or open an issue!


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