Happy Friday!

For this week’s Meet a Muley post, we thought we’d take advantage of José Sahad being in the SF office for the week. José comes from Buenos Aires and is Lead Developer, or in more exciting terms, a Software Engineer on the Connectors team. Read on to hear about how he ended up in and his interesting quest for a cure to an all too common problem.

First thought that came to mind when you looked into the mirror today?

  • Where did the hair go?

How did you find MuleSoft?

  • Actually, they had the honor of finding me :] It was during a hiring event. My first thought was: “Why should I work for them? Everyone uses bittorrent now.”

Priya Sony on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Choosing a Cloud Integration Solution

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What to Consider

A little overview

Top business drivers across organizations manage IT projects that include SaaS to and to on-premises integration requirements. In the past, many of these businesses were able to overcome their integration challenges by implementing custom point-to-point integration. Now however, with more and more applications and data being run and managed in the cloud, point-to-point integration can’t keep up with business demands.

Selecting an integration technology to replace point-to-point integration, whether it be a tool or a complete platform, plays a critical role in the success of your business. Businesses should carefully consider a solution to solve SaaS and SOA IT projects, making sure all integration needs are met.

Damian Sima on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Working with Certificates

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As you probably know, one of the most common ways to secure communications over a networks is the use of . And although this is a great way to secure things, it can also be a pain.
In this post, I’ll share with you all a list of some of the most commons things encountered while working with certificates. I will also show you how to leverage certificates when working with Mule ESB. Finally, I’ll show you a quick hack that may save you some time when you are in a hurry.

Now what’s a keystore?

Java is shipped with the KeyTool, which is nothing more than a command line tool that allows you to create keystores. A keystore is the “secure” repository that Java uses to store the certificates. It’s basically a file that holds certificates, this file is what you’ll hock to you Java app so it knows how to encrypt and decrypt the messages.

Join Uri Sarid, CTO of MuleSoft this Thursday, January 30th as he reveals the secrets of a great API.

Much like a great UI is designed for optimal user experience, a great API is designed for optimal consumer experience. But what defines great consumer experience? And how can you deliver it consistently in every API you develop? In this session we’ll cover these topics in-depth and demonstrate best practices for developing great APIs through collaboration.

You will learn:

  • Elements that define a great API consumer experience
  • How to consistently drive API design in every API developed
  • Best practices for API strategy
  • API design pitfalls to avoid

Presenter:

Uri Sarid, CTO, MuleSoft

Click below to register!

We’re starting a weekly roundup of the top 5 integration and API articles of the week.  Take a look and let us know if we missed any.  Don’t forget to follow @MuleSoft to stay up-to-date on integration & APIs!

4 Ways to Service-Orient API Deployments

API management is about , taken to the next level. The same practices and philosophies developed as part of SOA can also serve API management well.

  
 

 Google, Nest, and the $3.2 Billion API

The pundits are abuzz with Google’s $2.3 billion acquisition of Nest, a move that could take the tech giant further into your home, your habits and the way you live. In reality, we’re watching a great example of the API economy.

 

With all the hype around APIs this week, we thought we’d chat with Dillon Compton, Product Manager for API Platform and Tools. Read on to learn about his transition from to product marketing, his award-winning grocery bagging skills, and the challenges he faces here at MuleSoft.

First thought that came to mind when you looked into the mirror today?

  • Why am I awake this early? Seriously, it was 5am.

How did you find MuleSoft?

  • A friend of mine recruited me to join his project at MuleSoft, and I quickly became enamored.

How did you first get interested in your field?

  • I’ve always loved computers and got into coding in high school, and in college did an internship with a major software company. My first week I shipped code to production that is used by millions of people a day, and from that moment on I was hooked on software. Once I became a Software Engineer I realized that I cared more about the solutions we were creating than the code that was powering them, so I transitioned into Product Management.

Here on the blog, we’ve been talking a great deal  about APIs and the importance of designing, publishing, and managing them. You’ve heard about RAML and APIkit, and you’ve heard about RAML and APIkit working together to help design and implement better APIs.

Today, MuleSoft announced a new release of the Anypoint Platform for APIs, a design-first approach to designing, building, and managing APIs through a single and unified solution! The Anypoint Platform for APIs makes it easy for developers, architects, and businesses owners to deliver successful APIs with:

Well it worked for Motorcycle Maintenance and Archery…

After the deal had been signed, requirements were drawn up, everybody went through training, and all the software had been download, the developers and architects new to Mule ESB often puzzle themselves with this question, “Ok, what do I do now?” With all the tools and options provided by our products, taking that proverbial first step toward go-live Nirvana can indeed come across as a daunting task for Mule implementation virgins. As the pseudo-scholar of Eastern Religions, a doctor of philosophy, as well as the most monkish employee at MuleSoft, I hope to illustrate how meditating on Zen principles can help get implementations started and bring good karma to successful project completions.

This week we chatted with one of our Sr Javascipt UI Engineers, Emma Guo. Read on to learn more about her love for , zombie makeup, and Ted. Yes, that angry teddy bear Ted.

First thought this morning?

  • How can I get ready in 10 minutes? (Even though I know it’ll still take 30)

What exactly do you do?

  • I implement user interface and interactions of our integration platform, CloudHub using JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML and CSS. I write code, lots of code. I also work closely with our product manager and designer on requirements and designs, as well as with backend engineers on API design.

Shohil Kothari on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top Posts from 2013

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2013 brought massive shifts in integration tech, from APIs to SaaS and everything in between. Check out our most popular blog posts of 2013 to get a sense of the landscape and what 2014 might bring.

The Hunt for the Perfect API

Your API can be a key to your company’s success. Get it wrong and you lose out on a big opportunity. So how do you design a great API? Is there such a thing? What does it look like?