You want to get more done in 2013 so you’re going to need to switch from synchronous to asynchronous processing to do more with the same resources. Mule started life as an asynchronous message engine and has a lot of capabilities and optimisations built in for processing data concurrently. To help you understand asynchronous processing in Mule we have created this cheat sheet that will help you understand the basics. Feel free to ask questions on this blog or on the forums. Enjoy.
We’ve just started 2013 and we already have something to celebrate! Dataloader.io January release is out with many improvements that will make your data loading life even easier than before, including:
> Related object exports – e.g. export contacts and their related accounts in a single operation.
> Filter exports by related objects – e.g. export accounts for a certain user.
> Create custom SOQL queries for advanced reporting.
> Friendlier error messages for data problems.
On this 10th ‘Day of Christmas’ Mule blog post, we tackle an increasingly important question in the world of APIs: Presume that you would like to create a remote API (which perhaps exposes some legacy business logic) for access by internal and/or external clients. How can you make sure that access to your API is protected in such a way that:
A) Only clients that you trust can access them;
B) Those clients can access your API through the explicit authorization of their end-users; and
C) The end-users can be authenticated with a central entity, *withouth* having to share their credentials with your API’s clients.
Google Apps offers a cloud alternative to many of the office products. If you have a Gmail account then you have Google Apps including Spreadsheets, Docs, Presentations, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks. Of course Google Apps have APIS and of course we have the connectors to make it easy to connect Google Apps and your applications together. Lets get the connectors and then take a look at what you can do.
Its good to connect and while we can’t help you get your cousin Billy to look up from his Nintendo 3DS we can help you connect to all the applications you use on the Web and a in the Enterprise. APIs are common language of the web and the New Enterprise and this book is the perfect guide to get your applications talking to each other. With the number of open APIs reaching over 13,000 this year according to APIhub, 2013 will all be about how developers orchestrate APIs to create applications. Mule Cloud Connect is here to help. Ryan Carter has done an excellent job of covering the subject in depth in his forthcoming O’Reilly book, Getting Started with Mule Cloud Connect. Here are the first 2 chapters to get you started.
Forget exercise and healthy eating, one of your New Years resolutions should be to do more stuff in the cloud. We’d like to introduce you to CloudHub, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS). It allows you to do things like deploy cross-cloud integration applications, create new APIs on top of existing data sources, integrate on-premise applications with cloud services. With Mule Studio - the user-friendly development tool – you can quickly build these integration applications and deploy to CloudHub with just a few clicks. This guide will help you learn the basics and get started developing your first applications.
I’m no psychic but I bet you two things: This holiday you already took a bunch of pictures that went straight into facebook and you drank A LOT. Now you’ll probably edit your photos in the morning, but it seems a shame to lose those drunken shots. What if you could save them? Let’s see how you can do that using Mule. We’ll see how we can make an app that pulls all our facebook photos and upload them into box.
There is only so much food you can eat and bad Christmas TV you can watch before you need to engage your brain again. Starting tomorrow we’ll be giving you a little something to help you discover Mule over The 12 Days of Christmas. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn more or a Mule veteran we have recipes, book chapters and other goodies for the new year. Don’t get us wrong, it’s nice to see Aunt Sally again but you have no idea who she is talking about, so follow us on Twitter and join the Mule team for the 12 Days of Christmas.
We’re excited to announce the general availability of CloudHub Insight, a new CloudHub platform service. Today’s application integration requires a new kind of integration intelligence to answer questions about how your business is running, diagnose complex problems, and recover from cloud “thunderstorms.” CloudHub Insight provides a new level of visibility by tracking everything your data does, making it instantly searchable and provides advanced error recovery through Message Replay, taking the complexity out of addressing the real life challenges of SaaS integration.