API and microservices platform Kong at this time introduced that it has acquired Insomnia, a preferred open-source software for debugging APIs. The corporate, which additionally not too long ago introduced that it had raised a $43 million Collection C spherical, has already put this acquisition to work through the use of it to construct Kong Studio, a software for designing, constructing and sustaining APIs for each REST and GraphQL endpoints.
As Kong CEO and co-founder Augusto Marietti instructed me, the corporate desires to increase its platform to cowl the complete service life cycle. Up to now, it has principally targeted on the runtime, however now it desires to allow builders to additionally design and check their providers. “We seemed on the area and Insomnia is the primary open supply API testing platform,” he instructed me. “And we thought that by having Insomnia in our portfolio, we are going to get the pre-production a part of issues and on high of that, we’ll be capable of construct Kong Studio, which is type of the opposite aspect of Insomnia that means that you can design APIs.”
Insomnia launched in 2015, as a aspect venture of its sole developer, Greg Schier. Schier stop his job in 2016 to deal with Insomnia full-time after which open-sourced it in 2017. Right this moment, the venture has 100 contributors and the software is utilized by “a whole lot of 1000’s of builders,” in response to Schier.
Marietti says each the open-source venture and the paid Insomnia Plus service will proceed to function as earlier than.
Along with Kong Studio and the Insomnia acquisition, the corporate additionally at this time launched the newest model of its Enterprise service, the aptly named Kong Enterprise 2020. New options right here embody assist for REST, Kafka Streams and GraphQL. Kong additionally launched Kong Gateway 2.zero with extra GraphQL assist and the flexibility to put in writing plugins in Go.