UX, meet Engineering. Engineering, meet UX. You two should talk.

MuleSoft’s very own Mason Foster, Director of User Experience, checked out this year’s SXSW Interactive festival and made an interesting observation. In a recent post on re/code, he points out that, “there were myriad opportunities for engineers to learn the ins and outs of the hot technologies, and countless rooms packed with user experience (UX) professionals discussing the latest trends in design. But you didn’t see these folks talking to each other, and there weren’t many structured opportunities to do so.”

Community on Thursday, March 26, 2015

What web APIs can do for government

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This post brought to you by Christopher Jay. The original article can be found on The Australian Financial Review.



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In the ever-evolving world of the internet, transferring data between different internet locations and organisational databases is becoming a lot easier with the dramatic spread of a particular set of software modules designed to standardise routine connection tasks.

In previous times, a lot of laborious effort in connecting various systems has been done with hand-built strings of software – basically re-inventing the wheel in different shapes, sizes and colours.

Change is coming

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The introduction of Apple Watch could be a defining moment when wearable technology crosses from a novelty to mass consumption. If this happens, we can expect some profound changes in consumer behavior. The consumer is always ahead of the enterprise when it comes to the tools they like to use for productivity, so for the Apple Watch to truly affect the enterprise, it first needs to be adopted by a wide range of users that bring it into the workplace, just as we saw with smartphones. For instance, the Apple Watch presents an opportunity for smarter workflows, where responses are quick for tasks such as approval requests and management sign-offs. Having the ability to make a decision quickly on a smartwatch versus reading emails can have powerful impacts on productivity. The Apple Watch will drive a new way of thinking about automating common workflows to make them ridiculously simple.

Hi folks, in this fourth post of the new Mule Agent blog post series I will introduce the Mule Agent architecture and the main advantages it provides.If you missed the previous posts in this series, check them out below:

During its development, we discussed the best ways to make the agent extensible and configurable, allowing users to customize it depending on their main use cases, adapting it to their current development cycle and practices. So please enter and take a look at the architecture we defined and implemented for those purposes.

Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Lower 30-Day Re-admit Rates

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Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system serving more than 100 communities in Northern California. Each year, its 5,000 physicians care for more than 10 million outpatient visits and discharge more than 200,000 in-patients.

As healthcare systems transition from “fee for service” to “fee for value” reimbursement models, there is an increasing focus to drive down 30-day re-admission rates, particularly for high risk patients. To this end, Sutter Health is piloting Project RED (Re-engineered Discharge), which leverages predictive analytics to identify high-risk patients and then prescribes alternative discharge workflows aimed at lowering the risk of re-admission.

Each year, Deloitte’s Tech Trends reports take a look at the technology landscape and examine the trends that have the potential to transform business, government, and society and impact organizations – across industries, geographies, and sizes today and in the future. The theme for this year’s report is the fusion of business and IT.

MuleSoft’s very own Ross Mason, Founder and Vice President, Product Strategy, and Uri Sarid, Chief Technology Officer, contributed to the report, discussing how CIOs are using APIs to help drive innovation from the inside out, turning integration into a competitive advantage.

You might have read Dan Diephouse’s post last month announcing the release of Mule 3.6, and if you haven’t – go read it! And then come back to this. Seriously.

Ok, so now that you’ve read about the new HTTP connector in Mule 3.6 and seen the cool demo that Dan put together it’s my turn to drill down into some of the more interesting details – why we built the new connector, how we went about it and how we ensured that it’s performant.

Albin Kjellin on Thursday, March 12, 2015

SOAP & REST Attachments in Mule

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I was recently working on a project where we had to handle SOAP attachments. Working with SOAP attachments is the kind of thing that you work on every 3-5 years and then 10 seconds after you are done you forget all about them. All the information required is available in our docs but it can still be good to have a complete end to end example as a reference. Esteban Robles Luna’s (former MuleSoft colleague) blogpost, Working with SOAP attachments using Mule’s CXF module, from 2011 was most helpful.

Aaron Landgraf on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How to: New Mule Agent

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This blog post is the third in the new Mule agent blog post series.

You can access the first two blogs here:

  1. Introducing the new Mule agent
  2. Mule Enterprise Management and the new Mule agent

In this post, I’m going to talk about some of the common use cases we envisioned for the agent as we were developing it.

The vision we had when building the agent was that it would be the primary interface to access the Mule runtime. It facilitates platform agility (it can release faster than the Mule runtime) without compromising backward compatibility (it will maintain proper API versioning). 

Darko Vukovic on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Demo: Anypoint Exchange

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In our latest installment in the MuleSoft webinar series, we’ll introduce you to Anypoint Exchange! We’ll walk you through a demo showcasing both the public and private exchange. In the public exchange, you can access hundreds of templates, examples, and connectors made available to you by MuleSoft. In the private exchange, you can expose your own internal assets so that your organization can get the most benefit from each asset or project that you create. This is extremely helpful in onboarding new users to Anypoint Platform™ inside your organization, providing best practices for how to best integrate with or consume internal services, and promoting a culture of sharing and reusing the insights and learnings with team members.

Check out the webinar and learn:

  • What is Anypoint Exchange, where to use it, and why it’s valuable
  • The difference between public and private assets in Anypoint Exchange
  • How to set up, control access to, and create and edit entries in your Anypoint Exchange