Software at Scale 48 - API Gateway Management with Josh Twist
Josh Twist is the co-founder and CEO of Zuplo, a programmable, developer friendly API Gateway Management Platform.
We discuss a new category of developer tools startups - API Gateway Management Platforms. We go over what an API Gateway is, why do companies use gateways, common pain-points in gateway management, building reliable systems that serve billions of requests at scale. But most importantly, we dive into the story of Josh’s UK Developer of the Year 2009 award.
Recently, I’ve been working on the Vanta API and was surprised at how poor the performance and developer experience around Amazon’s API Gateway is. It has poor support for rate limiting, and has very high edge latency. So I’m excited for a new crop of companies to provide good solutions in this space.