The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache ShenYu as a Top-Level Project
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Asynchronous, high-performance, and responsive API gateway for API
governance that reduces enterprise costs

Wilmington, DE – July 28, 2022 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than
350 open source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache®
ShenYu™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache ShenYu is a Java-native 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. "The graduation of ShenYu marks the
successful establishment of an open, diverse, and mature 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, simple, feature-rich API Gateway."

ShenYu Features:
Proxy: Support for Apache® Dubbo™, Spring Cloud, gRPC, Motan, SOFA,
TARS, WebSocket, MQTT
Security: Sign, 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: Plugin hot-swapping, dynamic loading
Cluster: NGINX, Docker, Kubernetes
Language: provides .NET, Python, Go, Java client for API register

“It was my pleasure to help and see ShenYu grow from a small personal
project to a Top-Level Project through the incubator at ASF,” said
Willem Ning Jiang, ASF board member and Apache ShenYu Mentor. “I still
remember the first time I met with 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 incubating
process, which enabled it to develop healthily and rapidly,” said
Jincheng Sun, Apache ShenYu Mentor. “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 spirit,
bringing together global developers and users to carefully carve out
each practical product capability and create the greatest value for
the public good."

“Glad to see ShenYu became a Top-Level Project of the ASF,” said Duo
Zhang, Apache ShenYu Mentor. “The community has improved a lot during
the incubation time, by learning and following the Apache way.
Becoming a TLP is not the end, but a beginning, as the community
continues to provide a widely used, full featured API gateway in the

Apache ShenYu is in use at a number of companies in the e-commerce,
games, finance, tourism, manufacturing, telecom, taxi travel, live
streaming, education, medical, aviation, universities, internet, and
other industries.

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About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator provides services to projects that want 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 they can become top-level ASF projects.
The Incubator delegates a few mentors for each podling to act as
liaisons with the various ASF teams and facilitate the podling’s
growth and operations.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world's
largest open source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and
providing more than $22B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no
cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders
overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 820+ individual Members and 200
Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache
projects and initiatives in collaboration with 8,400+ Committers
through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way."
Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device,
from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and
mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the
Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations,
and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The
commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an open
source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations
and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations
and corporate sponsors that include 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
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