This book is useful for IT architects, DevOps engineers, CTOs and security experts willing to understand how to use Kong to create and expose APIs. Even if you are not already familiar with Kong, it will only take a few minutes to create your first API.
By the end of this book, you will understand how to:
• Use an API gateway to simplify and improve the security of your microservices architecture
• Write Kong plugins with Lua
• Deploy Kong and Cassandra in a multi-region environment
• Use load balancing features
You don’t need to know Kong to read this book! You only need to have a basic understanding of REST, JSON and HTTP, but you don’t need an in-depth knowledge because Kong’s mission is to provide easy API publishing. You will also need a modern browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Apple Safari.
All of the code for the sample project in this book can be found at: