This April and May, the Mule team and I will be hitting the road for Spring 2013 Mule Summit tour. Our Fall 2012 Summit series was our biggest ever and featured guest speakers from companies like Express Scripts, Sky and Intuit all talking candidly about their use of Mule. Refusing to rest on our laurels, we’re making the 2013 Summits even better.
Even today, when integrating with critical backend systems (e.g. order fulfillment system and shipping management system), it is quite common to encounter data being transferred in flat file format. Often the records to be transferred will need to be sorted and de-duped before they can be inserted into another system. For example, there could be multiple update entries for the same item and the sequence of the update calls is important. Here we would like to show you an example of how to leverage Mule’s built-in support for in-memory databases to make it really easy to perform such tasks when working with flat files.
We are seeing a lot of traction in enterprises as they adapt towards new business models, enabled through APIs. I am at the API Strategy conference in New York City today, and will speaking in the “Enterprise API” session about how enterprises are adopting APIs to create value. To this point, I came across an announcement today of how Visa, the company we all know through our credit cards, is embarking on the journey of transforming itself into a new enterprise as evident by their latest announcement around their Partner Program. This program paves the way for mobile device manufacturers, technology partners, mobile network operators, and others, to easily navigate the complexities of the payments ecosystem, and to gain access to Visa IP, licenses and best practices, all through their API. This is a pretty clear indicator that even the most established businesses are feeling the pressure of newer innovative companies eating into their businesses. For the enterprise, APIs are rapidly becoming the way to survive and compete in a rapidly changing landscape.
In a recent study, MuleSoft partnered with THINKstrategies to quantify the impact integration has had on SaaS providers ability to acquire and support new customers in a growing competitive cloud landscape. View an infographic of the key findings or download the report.
For those Executives that would like to investigate if connecting to a third party application could help them grow their business, we’ve outlined a 3 step process to help quantify the opportunity.
Today we are happy to announce the beta release of Mule 3.4. This release of Mule ESB and Studio bring together a large set of innovative features that together greatly improve developer productivity, add powerful capabilities for the development of SaaS integrations, and continue to strengthen Mule as an optimal integration platform for the new enterprise.
Before walking through the exciting set of new features that are in this beta, you should know that the release is available for download publicly as follows:
- You can download the Mule Studio 3.4 Beta distribution here.
Today MuleSoft and THINKstrategies have published the results from our 2nd annual SaaS Integration Survey. These results validate the growing interest we’ve seen from SaaS providers to build and offer integration as a part of their service. See below for the key findings and don’t forget to download the report today!
Interested in learning more? Download the full report.
The President of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. On February 18, we get to celebrate some of the great ones by not going to work (for some people at least). In honor of some of those great men, APIhub offers up our top 10 Presidents’ Day APIs.
- Digital Government API Under President Obama, the US government has begun to look at and adopt cloud computing and cloud technology. This API is meant to keep the government on the cutting edge of the digital information age, giving those who integrate with the API access to things like census and employment data, fact sheets, and press releases.
Hi and welcome to Mac, fellow developer
In this post, I will go over some tips I’ve been collecting which can make your life as a developer just a little bit easier if you come from other operating systems. Of course the list can grow, but here is my list. This article is based on MacOS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion), but should be helpful for other versions as well.
Are you new to Mule or looking to get up-to-speed on our newest features? Between the Mule 3.3 release, Mule Studio enhancements, DataMapper, and Mule Enterprise Security, Mule was significantly enhanced in 2012. Shuba Swaminathan, MuleSoft Solutions Architect, will give a walkthrough of Mule in action. All demos, no slides.
Some of the concepts covered include:
- Easily creating integration flows and mapping data in a graphical environment
- Leveraging over 100 out-of-the-box transports and cloud connectors
- Eliminating exposure of sensitive data and information
- Diagnosing and fixing performance issues from a single web-based console