The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache® ShenYu™ as

Wilmington, DE, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache® ShenYu™ as a high-level project (TLP).

Apache ShenYu is a native Java API gateway for service proxy, protocol conversion, and API governance. It provides a component-rich, easy-to-extend, and simple-to-deploy API gateway that reduces costs. ShenYu Gateway is written in Java and its components support multiple languages ​​including .NET, Python, Go, and Java, and deployment with Lua, NGINX, Kubernetes, and Docker.

“ShenYu helps users quickly and easily build an API gateway for service proxy, protocol conversion and API governance,” said Yu Xiao, Vice President of Apache ShenYu. open source community, which is just getting started. The project will continue to practice the Apache way, building a highly governable community with the most popular, simplest, and most feature-rich API gateway.”

Features of ShenYu:

  • Proxy: Support for Apache® Dubbo™, Spring Cloud, gRPC, Motan, SOFA, TARS, WebSocket, MQTT
  • Security: signature, OAuth 2.0, JSON web tokens, WAF plugin
  • API governance: Request, response, parameter mapping, Hystrix, RateLimiter plugin
  • Observability: tracing, metrics, logging plugin
  • Dashboard: dynamic traffic control, visual backend for user menu permissions
  • Extensions: hot swapping of plugins, dynamic loading
  • Cluster: NGINX, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Language: Provides .NET, Python, Go, Java client for API registry

“It was a pleasure for me to help and to see ShenYu grow from a small personal project to a high profile project through ASF’s incubator,” said Willem Ning Jiang, Board Member of ASF. ASF and Apache Mentor ShenYu. “I still remember the first time I met Yu Xiao four years ago to talk about the project, and congratulations again on ShenYu’s graduation.”

“The ShenYu community personified the Apache Way during the incubation process, which allowed it to develop healthily and quickly,” said Jincheng Sun, mentor of Apache ShenYu. “In 12 months, ShenYu has created a fully functional API gateway product that is popular with users. The community will continue to embrace the Apache Way with an open mind, bringing together developers and global users to carefully define every practical capability of the product and create the greatest value for the public good. »

“Glad to see that ShenYu has become a top ASF project,” said Duo Zhang, Apache ShenYu Mentor. “The community has improved a lot during the incubation period, learning and following the Apache way. Becoming a TLP is not the end, but a beginning, as the community continues to provide a comprehensive and widely used in the future.

Apache ShenYu is used in a number of businesses in e-commerce, gaming, finance, tourism, manufacturing, telecommunications, taxi travel, live streaming, education, medicine, aviation, universities, Internet and other industries.

Additional Resources

About Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator provides services to projects wishing to enter the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). It helps incoming projects or “podlings” adopt the Apache style of governance and operation and guides them to ASF services so that they can become high-level ASF projects. The incubator delegates a few mentors for each podling to liaise with the various ASF teams and facilitate the growth and operations of the podling.

About the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Founded in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest open source foundation, managing over 227 million lines of code and providing over $22 billion worth of software to the public at 100% free of charge. The ASF all-volunteer community has grown from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to over 820 individual members and 200 project management committees who have successfully led over 350 Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with over 8 400 members through ASF’s meritocratic process known as “The Apache Way.” Apache software is an integral part of nearly all end-user computing devices, from laptops and tablets to mobile devices in businesses and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, perform teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially friendly and permissive Apache v2 License is an open source industry standard, helping launch billion-dollar companies and benefiting countless users around the world. ASF is an American nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors, including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Capital One, Cloudera , Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, LINE Corporation, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Replicated, Salesforce, Talend, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, VMware, Workday and Yahoo. For more information, visit and

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