Myself and Dave recently spoke a different events about Real-time APIs and use cases. Folks ahve been asking for the slides and video, so here they are!
Category: Tech Ramblings
Want to leverage existing PHP experience of your development team to accelerate implementation times? In this blog post I’m going to show you how to take advantage of new Mule PHP scripting module, that enables your applications to use good’old PHP as the programming language in Mule scripting components.
The way we build applications is changing. As the development model shifts from writing lots of code to composing APIs together, a new generation of middle tier application architecture is being born. What does this mean for you? Ross Mason, MuleSoft’s founder and CTO, will provide his perspective on the future of this growing movement.
When? Thursday, July 26, 2012
Session 1: 2 PM BDT/9AM EDT
Session 2: 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT
We’re big fans of real-time here at MuleSoft, always asking “why wait for anything?”. This week we have Ross our CTO and Dave our Salesforce Architect and Integration Strategy Lead talking at local events, the CloudMafia meet up and the Salesforce.com Integration and Analytics meet up. We’d love to see you at either of these events this Wednesday evening.
In August 2011 the AMQP Working Group passed the reins to the newly formed OASIS AMQP Member Section. After being developed in a very pragmatic manner by a consortium of “financial service institutions, infrastructure providers, and integration, transaction and networking specialists” (sic), the AMQP protocol became a internationally recognized standard.
A few months later, the final version of the AMQP 1.0 protocol was published. Though it may seem like a tiny increment from the previous version (0-9-1), the latest version of the protocol actually went through some major changes. So let’s go for a quick rundown of these changes.
We recently hosted an awesome party to celebrate the launch of Mule iON. Over 800 people enjoyed food, drinks, dancing, networking, and of course a very special performance by Third Eye Blind! While Mule iON went live last year in a public beta, this party was an exciting way to announce the official release of Mule iON publicly. Specifically the Mule iON SaaS Edition, which includes a comprehensive set of new tools and services for instant Software as a Service (SaaS) integration in the cloud. In the last year, Mule iON has seen tremendous success with several early partners and over 1,000 companies on the platform.
Whether it is to reduce costs or growth through innovation all companies need to constantly be thinking about how to gain competitive advantage. Over the last 20 years companies have looked towards enterprise software applications to drive this differentiation. Typically the cost of doing this runs into the millions or tens of millions, meaning it was a rich mans sport with smaller companies either getting squeezed out or forced into small market niches.
However, with the rise of SaaS the economics are changing. Now companies of all sizes are turning to applications delivered as a service due to the frictionless setup and maintenance and the much lower up front costs. The cloud is creating a level playing field for all companies where everyone has access to the same applications. In this landscape, its the integration of these applications to deliver better customer experience, innovative business models and low cost services that will drive competitive advantage.
This Wednesday, April 25th we are excited to join the folks at THINKstrategies for The Cloud Analytics Summit. This is shaping up to be a great event, jam-packed with best practice sessions and opportunities for discussion.
One of the reasons why we are partnering with THINKstrategies is to help companies see how an integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) can accelerate their Big Data and cloud analytics projects.
The integration challenges around Big Data and cloud analytics tend to be twofold. First, it’s important to have your data in a central place, and second, it’s extremely important to collect and analyze that data in real time.
As evident by some prominent web applications PHP remains a popular choice when implementing the front-end of a web application. PHP’s lacks a bit, however, when it comes to implementing the backend of such applications. While some very nice frameworks are beginning to fill this gap, the Java ecosystem is often a better choice for implementing the backend of a PHP application.
Despite this, however, integrating PHP and Java isn’t a straightforward task. A robust PHP implementation for the JVM doesn’t exist. HTTP based protocols like SOAP and REST can work, but we usually want something reliable for messaging behind the firewall. JMS might seem like an obvious answer, but most brokers only support Java. Stopgaps like Stomp also exist but, it too, isn’t a reliable transport. What we really need is a reliable transport that works natively with PHP and Java.