layer5 VS meshery

Compare layer5 vs meshery and see what are their differences.

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layer5 meshery
3 3
515 2,197
6.6% 6.9%
9.9 10.0
5 days ago 5 days ago
JavaScript Go
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of layer5. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-30.
  • My First Major OSS Contribution - Journey to the World of Service Mesh
    2 projects | | 30 Apr 2021
    From My PR being merged, working on UI, Upgrading Gatsby v2 to v3 for which I had to learn a bit about GraphQL, how Gatsby Plugins work (PR) to me shifting to CI/CD Issues, writing blogs, learning golang(for mesheryctl issues) to having the most amazing as well as exciting 1-1 call with Lee Calcote, Founder & CEO of Layer5 to discuss about my interests/aims and some future ideas/goals of the projects, the journey has been amazing and I hope it will be the same or much more exciting in the future 💯 Also, I have to thank Nikhil Ladha as well as other members of the community for constantly guiding and mentoring me 🍻


Posts with mentions or reviews of meshery. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-03.
  • DPS909 - Release 0.4 Post 1
    2 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    After searching through many different open source repositories, I was unable to find anything that peaked my interest. I was struggling and was slowly loosing hope. However, one thing that kept on occurring was my ongoing PR fixes for my release 0.3 external project Meshery. My ongoing PR was full of reviews, and I was constantly making small changes based off those comments. That is when it sparked to me that this pull request was essentially what our professor was looking for in release 0.4, so I decided to do two things.
  • Pull Requests Like a PRO: Tips to Make High-Quality Pull Requests
    3 projects | | 15 Sep 2021
    Most Open-Source projects have a contributing doc(usually a file at the root of the repo) that contains all the necessary details on how to set up your development environment, coding conventions you have to follow and much more.
  • My First Major OSS Contribution - Journey to the World of Service Mesh
    2 projects | | 30 Apr 2021
    My first issue was This which was regarding the improper margins on the management page, a component/ui and framework/react issue :) Tbh, it wasn't a huge amount of work, I just had to fix the padding values of the component as shown below and I was good to go

What are some alternatives?

When comparing layer5 and meshery you can also consider the following projects:

gloo-mesh - The Service Mesh Orchestration Platform

istio - Connect, secure, control, and observe services.

kuma - 🐻 The multi-zone service mesh for containers, Kubernetes and VMs. Built with Envoy. CNCF Sandbox Project.

nsfw-filter - 🚀 A Google Chrome extension that blocks NSFW images from websites using TensorFlow JS.

apiclarity - An API security tool to capture and analyze API traffic, test API endpoints, reconstruct Open API specification, and identify API security risks. - Site for Meshery, the cloud native manager

linkerd - Old repo for Linkerd 1.x. See the linkerd2 repo for Linkerd 2.x.


osm - Open Service Mesh (OSM) is a lightweight, extensible, cloud native service mesh that allows users to uniformly manage, secure, and get out-of-the-box observability features for highly dynamic microservice environments.

play-with-docker - You know it, you use it, now it's time to improve it. PWD!.