Rust WebAssembly API Gateway Apache APISIX

Rewriting the Apache APISIX response-rewrite plugin in Rust

Last week, I described the basics on how to develop and deploy a Rust plugin for Apache APISIX. The plugin just logged a message when it received the request. Today, I want to leverage what we learned to create something more valuable: write part of the response-rewrite plugin with Rust. Adding a hard-coded header Let’s start small and add a hard-coded response header. Last week, we used the on_http_request_headers() function. The proxy_wasm specification defines several function hooks

Rust WebAssembly API Gateway Apache APISIX

Apache APISIX loves Rust! (and me too)

Apache APISIX is built upon the shoulders of two giants: NGINX, a widespread Open Source reverse-proxyOpenResty, a platform that allows scripting NGINX with the Lua programming language via LuaJIT This approach allows APISIX to provide out-of-the-box Lua plugins that should fit most business requirements. But it always comes a time when generic plugins don’t fit your requirements. In this case, you can write your own Lua plugin. However, if Lua is not part of your tech stack, diving int

Rust WebAssembly Wasm front-end javascript integration

Rust on the front-end

This is the 5th post in the Start Rust focus series. Up until now, JavaScript has been the only ubiquitous language available in browsers. It has made JavaScript much more popular than its design (and its associated flaws) would have allowed. I don’t want to start a holy war about the merits of JavaScript, but IMHO, it only survived this far because of its role in browsers. In particular, the current architecture that moves the responsibility of executing the code from the server to the cli