Thanks to those of you who attended our webinar last week, “The API Love Triangle: Delivering Successful API Programs,” and we hope that you found the session valuable. Now you know that the API love triangle is composed of three key people and that the success of your API program depends on satisfying the needs of each:

  • The API Developer, who’s always looking for ways to be more efficient, to get their APIs to market faster, to re-use existing artifacts rather than re-creating things from scratch.

  • The Application Developer, who wants to know which APIs are available for use and when they find one that fits their project, how can they get started with it quickly?

  • The IT Leader, who wants to make sure that the APIs their team releases are properly secured and managed and that developers use those APIs instead of creating their own.

On the heels of Dreamforce, one thing is clear, there’s never been a better time to be an enterprise . The sheer number of technologies on display, not only by Salesforce but also by the sponsors—developer tooling companies, API providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrator partners and other complementors—make it abundantly clear that we’ve reached a critical mass of players competing for the hearts of the enterprise developer.

 But it’s also a confusing time, in that the essential problem of choice looms large. If the smorgasbord of give-away shirts at Dreamforce was any indicator, there truly is an abundance of technologies upon which you can build your apps and business today. Whether you were coding all night at the Salesforce $1M Hackathon, or navigating the cramped aisles of the Expo that boasted over 300 sponsors, you probably weren’t alone if you asked yourself, where do I even start?

CloudHub 40 merges components of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform (CloudHub and for APIs) into a single seamless user experience. In addition, it delivers a host of usability features, including:

  • Advanced identity and access management
  • Support for multiple production environments
  • Application resource monitoring

Read on for all the details.

MuleSoft has teamed up with DayCamp4Developers to put together one full day of API talks by today’s thought leaders. Best of all, this event takes place online. That means anyone with a browser can attend, and it’s FREE!

You’re not going to want to miss this exciting event where our speakers will be talking about the API landscape, building and designing your API, and ensuring that developers use it. So mark your calendars and join us on November 7th for this very special edition of DayCamp4Developers sponsored by MuleSoft.

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Anypoint October 2014, Mule 3.6.0-M2 and 3.5.2 released

Today we’re releasing Anypoint Studio October 2014, Mule 3.6.0 – Milestone 2 (M2), and Mule 3.5.2. This release includes new HTTP capabilities which make it easy to connect to RESTful APIs with RAML, and productivity enhancements inside Anypoint Studio – such as DataSense for APIkit and a new Studio launcher.

Financial services information technology (IT) has transformed from order taker to strategic business partner. As part of this transformation, IT organizations are finding they must address key challenges with legacy modernization, data management and digital transformation.

MuleSoft is launching a three-part white paper series discussing these challenges and how financial institutions are overcoming them. At the core of each of these challenges is the need for a new level of connectivity. Financial services organizations must seamlessly integrate applications, data and devices and it is those organizations that are able to embrace these challenges–those “connected financial institutions”–that will win.

Companies who identify and expose core capabilities as well-defined, well-managed APIs are essentially making their business “programmable.” For these businesses, APIs act an innovation layer that allows them to quickly capitalize on new market opportunities, engage with their customers in more personalized ways and collaborate more effectively with partners. In essence, APIs are the new fabric enabling agility and fueling competitiveness.

While APIs are enabling strategic initiatives across the business, investment in API programs tends be driven by one of four strategies:

Mobile


The world has officially gone mobile – global mobile traffic now represents 15% of all internet traffic (source: Flurry Analytics, Oct 2013) and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba now transact 30% of their revenue over mobile devices (that’s $2.5B in mobile commerce revenue in 2013). Today, every application that touches a customer, partner or even employee must be available as a mobile app. And the easiest, most efficient way to serve data from a backend system to a mobile app is through a RESTful API.

Citrix Modernizes BizTalk with

To stay relevant, today’s businesses have to adopt SaaS applications, cloud services, and API technologies and integrate them with their legacy systems. In SearchSOA this week, MuleSoft customer and Citrix integration developer Vinod Sangaraju discussed how Citrix has deployed CloudHub and is planning to use MuleSoft’s new solutions for to fill BizTalk integration gaps.

Vinod Sangaraju, Citrix Integration Developer


Citrix Systems integration development manager Vinod Sangaraju found the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform when searching for an iPaaS solution to connect Citrix solutions with Salesforce, Marketo, Workday, and other cloud and on-premises applications. His search was driven by Microsoft BizTalk’s limited SaaS connectivity. His team had been filling that gap by using Microsoft BizTalk for on-premises integration scenarios and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, in particular CloudHub, for cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground integration. That wasn’t ideal, he said.

This year at Dreamforce 2014, Salesforce announced Wave, its new cloud platform. It’s designed to make it easier than ever to explore data, get insights, and take action from every device. MuleSoft is proud to be part of the Salesforce analytics cloud ecosystem, allowing every business user to make data-based decisions quickly and easily.

is one of the most valuable assets for any business. With the combined power of Anypoint Platform from MuleSoft and Analytics , it is easier than ever for an organization to gain actionable insights from all their data.”

Together, we will transform the way that business users interact with their data, with MuleSoft providing the critical connectivity across applications, data and devices.”

- Ross Mason, founder and vice president of product strategy at MuleSoft

Stu on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Could Big Data Start a Healthcare Revolution?

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himss asiapac14Healthcare Week at AsiaPac14 was extraordinarily successful! – 1200 people attended from countries around the world, and 80% of attendees were there to evaluate new technologies.

What was clear from listening to the attendees is that data is going to be changing the landscape in a very dramatic way. Healthcare providers are going to need to be more aware of patients in context, particularly as access to expands, and the wearables industry is going to provide more and more of that context – and more and more data – as the devices are adopted and get more use in clinical settings.  But an overwhelming amount of data doesn’t mean that it’s actually useful for professionals.  The secret to unlocking big data’s potential is to turn it into narratives that can be acted upon for positive outcomes.