users have always felt at home in Mule Studio, but users have often asked for to “play well with others” — specifically, that it support plugin-style into existing Eclipse environments they already use every day.

With Mule Studio 3.4, we have delivered this wish list item. Specifically, users of Eclipse 3.8 can now install Mule Studio as plugins into their existing environments.

The old-fashioned way to do this is via the Eclipse Update Manager, using the update site http://studio.mulesoft.org/3.4/plugin:

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Using the Mule Eclipse Plugin Install Site

Introduction

After creating a basic Mule App, you might be wondering how to automate the process of deploying a Mule App to . In this post, we are introducing a Maven plugin that enables that use case. As a result a Mule App will be deployed automatically to after a Maven build. This is achieved using the goal cloudhub-deploy from the Mule AppKit Maven Plugin.

In a ideal development workflow, each time the project builds the Mule Application will be deployed to the cloud providing a cutting edge instance that can be used for QA of the latest snapshot. Both Bamboo or Jenkins can be configured in order to run Maven and deploy the Mule App to CloudHub.

It’s pretty common to hear and read about how everything in the IT business is going “as a service…”. So you start hearing about Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Serivce (PaaS) and even Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS, which is where our very own platform plays on). But what about data?

Lack of Connectivity Limits Marketing and Sales Engagement with Customers

As more companies adopt SaaS sales and marketing applications, providers are under the gun to create and offer functionality that supports the business process and automation requirements of these individual and sometimes silo teams.  In any given organization, sales and marketing use upwards of 10 – 15 applications to engage, onboard and maintain customer interactions.  Believe it or not, here at MuleSoft our marketing and sales teams use over 30 different applications. Yes 30, and we have less than 30 people in our marketing organization! Sample applications include, HootSuiteGoogle Apps, Confluence, Yammer, Salesforce, SurveyMonkey, WebEx Events, Eventbrite, Cloud9 Analytics, KISSmetrics, Google Adwords, GetSatisfaction and the list goes on. Each of these applications are used to engage the customer in a different stage of the buying process:

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Calling all Salesforce.com users! Looking for a fast and easy way to move data in and out of .com? Look no further – follow these best practices from the dataloader.io community to quickly become a data loading pro:

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At MuleSoft, we’re constantly looking for better ways to solve the integration needs of enterprises. Software as a service is creating new integration requirements and Gartner expects the SaaS market to continue growing at a blistering pace of 17.9% through the end of 2013. With the adoption of in Europe and Asia Pacific accelerating, we talk to customers every day looking to integrate in the cloud across geographies, and isolate certain data to comply with data protection laws.

Dataloader.io, MuleSoft’s #1 data loading app on the Salesforce AppExchange, just reached the 1 billion records processed mark!

As a special thanks to all of our dataloader.io pros, we’ve created a nifty for you to get the most out of your dataloader.io experience:

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As an avid observer of the Salesforce.com data loading community, I thought it would be interesting to share some of the trends we see within our dataloader.io user base heading into the summer. How do these data loading trends compare to the activities within your organization?

SaaS is one size fits all (kind of)

Even though is a based application, there is quite a bit of customization that takes place inside account, opportunity and contact records. While the majority of datalaoder.io users have standard objects, roughly ⅓ are routinely updating, upserting or inserting (importing) custom objects into their salesforce.com orgs.

On my previous 3-part blog, I showed how Mule ESB can be used to service-enable and orchestrate traditional on-premise technologies like an Oracle database and IBM Websphere MQ. Using Mule ESB, we created a service that accessed employee information from an Oracle database table and transmitted this to IBM WebSphere MQ. An observant customer I was showing this to noticed a security flaw with how sensitive employee information was being transmitted in plain text and also asked how the employee record can be sent to SalesForce.com. This blog will show how these can be easily addressed using MuleSoft’s AnyPoint Platform. We’ll make use of the PGP encryption features from AnyPoint Enterprise Security to encrypt the data before sending it to WebSphere MQ. Then, we’ll create another message flow to retrieve this message, decrypt it and send it to SalesForce.com using the AnyPoint Connector for SalesForce.com.