I am excited to announce release 39 of ! This release is based on a lot of user feedback, and contains a of our redesigned user interface as well as one of our most requested features – & .

Redesigned Experience

We’ve been hard at work the last few months building a revamped user interface which helps you be more productive and integrates seamlessly with the Anypoint Platform for APIs. We’re excited to preview some of that work today. You’ll notice a clean, modern interface that makes it easier to get things done. For example, the the home page now provides easy access to your applications, settings, and logs at a glance. It now also has a handy summary of resource utilization and the number of recent transactions processed.

Aaron Landgraf on Thursday, July 31, 2014

10 Reasons to Walk from BizTalk

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MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform vs. BizTalk Server

Have you ever wondered if you should choose Microsoft BizTalk or MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform? Below are 10 points to consider when deciding on the best integration solution for your organization:

1. Extensibility to Best of Breed

BizTalk Server promotes a tightly coupled model in which many of the services are bundled within the product. While this is great for compatibility it limits the ability of companies to use 3rd party applications that may provide better functionality. MuleSoft has built Anypoint Platform to be open and extensible to best of breed services and applications.Best of Breed

Included with Anypoint Platform are 120+ Anypoint Connectors for the most popular applications on the market, including Salesforce.com. Our broad partnership with helps us deliver a secure, reliable, comprehensive integration.

When you’re not using pre-built connectors, MuleSoft’s DevKit allows your developers to quickly build extensions that integrate directly with Anypoint Studio, the single graphical design environment for Anypoint Platform. This broad connectivity solution enables you to deliver integrations in days or weeks, not months.

 

I am very excited to announce the general availability of the Anypoint Platform for APIs July 2014 release. This release places a broad set of rich API tooling at developers fingertips, allowing them to address the entirety of the API lifecycle in a more efficient and effective manner. The release also enables API program owners to deliver a robust API platform that can easily integrate with existing enterprise assets. The significant set of enhancements introduced in this release revolves around three core themes.

360 degree API life-cycle

This new release unifies the user experience across the API lifecycle to streamline the creation, management and consumption of APIs. Now users of the Anypoint Platform for APIs can access all functionality of the platform through a single pane of glass for enhanced usability and visibility across their API programs. This means that API owners can design APIs, publish portals, manage and monitor their APIs and enable API consumers (i.e. application developers) to explore the published portals and register their applications – all in a single product, accessed through a single interface.

Unlocking the back office

Businesses strive to build closer relationships with customers to improve customer experience and ultimately, grow revenue. However, to better serve customers, sales teams need to have a wealth of information at their fingertips. Making data housed within back office enterprise applications available to the field is critical to businesses looking to cater to existing and potential customers. Moreover, access to this vital data enables sales teams to close bigger, better deals.

One thing I’ve witnessed over the last few months as I’ve worked with dozens of customers is that, despite the fact that companies already have hundreds and thousands of APIs (anything that is an “interface” is an API in my mind), companies are still adding more. This includes the thousands of interfaces exposed by an SAP or Oracle, or the hundreds of SOAP web services, FTP jobs, asynchronous batch jobs, newer REST APIs. And let’s not forget the companies that have been acquired or partnered with, and all of their interfaces from their internal systems.

So there is a no shortage of APIs – far from it in fact. So, a “lack” of APIs is definitely not a problem.

When are there going to be enough APIs?

Short answer: Never.

Announcing MuleSoft’s solutions for Microsoft!

Today, we announced the launch of MuleSoft’s Solutions for Microsoft. These new solutions enable companies to leverage existing Microsoft IT investments and integration logic written in .NET on Anypoint Platform™. Using our new .NET Connector and MSMQ Connector, developers no longer have to to be siloed by coding language or development framework. With MuleSoft’s solutions for Microsoft, developers can customize Mule application logic using any .NET language and familiar .NET development tools, including Visual Studio.

We see tremendous potential in these new solutions, as they unlock opportunities for Microsoft customers to address immediate integration challenges and develop a robust cloud and API management strategy for the future. Here’s what’s new:

Trust no one! Most security issues comes from assuming that no bad person is going to tamper with your input data. We usually pay more attention to it when processing the most common inputs, such as an HTTP request or some argument that’s going into an SQL query. But we usually don’t pay much attention to other types of resources that are also vulnerable to malicious thinking – such as an file.

are an XML feature which allow you to embedded an external source into your document. For example, let’s suppose that your application responds to queries using an XML schema, which contains a disclaimer footer. Your legal department is prone to changing the wording on it so it probably makes sense to take it from an external file, so that your templates (which are part of your deployed source code) are not modified. Such templates could look like this:

Here’s our weekly roundup of the top 5 integration and API articles of the week. Take a look, let us know if we missed any, and share your thoughts in the comments. Don’t forget to follow @MuleSoft to stay up-to-date on integration & APIs!

If you’re interested in Integration and APIs, don’t miss CONNECT 2014 London – the event behind the integration revolution!


5 Ways an API is More Than An “API”

An API is not only a building brick, it’s also a projection of a product vision, based on internal assets you can open to the world. Get ready for your next conversation when someone asks, “so what does API stand for?”

 

Governments Can Bridge Costs And Services Gaps With Sensor Networks

Governments are implementing sensor networks to streamline processes, cut labor costs and improve services. But extracting true value from these networks requires integration.

We’re happy to announce the release of Anypoint Studio July 2014 and ESB 3.5.1.  The Anypoint Studio release now contains support for finding Anypoint Templates to help you rapidly integrate systems as well as many usability and productivity improvements. The July 2014 release of Anypoint Studio also contains the Mule ESB 3.5.1 release, which builds on the 3.5.0 release with many bug fixes.

Anypoint Studio July 2014

The July 2014 release Anypoint Studio release contains many improvements targeted at improving your productivity on Anypoint Platform.

Anypoint Templates browser

You can now find Anypoint Templates, templates built to address the most common integration use cases and to help you get successful on Anypoint Platform quickly. You can access the templates by clicking the library button on the toolbar at the top left of Studio.

sumit.sharma on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Real World Cup Winner: APIs

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What a world cup! I do feel bad for 50% of the MuleSoft team though (given that we’ve got a big office in Buenos Aires). It’s exciting though, because this was a very exhilarating competition that truly reached a fever pitch here in the US where “football” is traditionally a game with pads, helmets, and ball that doesn’t really roll.

What was really interesting was how this was truly a, “World Cup powered by APIs.” World Cup organizer FIFA has stated that more than a billion fans worldwide accessed information about the tournament through its digital platforms. I personally watched many games on my mobile phone, my tablet, and on my laptop. In fact, I distinctly recall being in the middle of a long line and putting on the Brazil – Columbia game that was streaming over a 3G network in San Diego.


“This has been the first truly mobile and social World Cup”

- FIFA president Sepp Blatter.