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 ’s built-in support for in-memory databases to make it really easy to perform such tasks when working with flat files.

sumit.sharma on Friday, February 22, 2013

Enterprise APIs, for real!


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 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.

1. Define Your Customer Integration Requirements

reza.shafii on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Announcing Mule 3.4 Beta


Today we are happy to announce the beta release of 3.4. This release of 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:

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!

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Interested in learning more? Download the full report.

Craig Neslage on Monday, February 18, 2013

Top 10 Presidents’ Day APIs


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.

  1. 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

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.

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Here are the APIhub links to these Valentine’s Day APIs:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mule Demo

Are you new to or looking to get up-to-speed on our newest features? Between the 3.3 release, 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

Shuba Swaminathan

Craig Neslage on Saturday, February 2, 2013

Top 10 Groundhog Day APIs


is the annual holiday where the nation gathers around their TV to watch a hilarious film.  And while I have confirmed this is not the actual reason for the holiday, I submit that it should be.  As that legislation gains traction, here are some APIs for Groundhog Day as it is celebrated currently.

  1. Shadowbox API  Groundhog Day is a holiday to determine whether spring is on the way, or if winter weather will persist for another 6 weeks.  It is determined by a groundhog – Punxsutawney Phil – coming out of his burrow and, if he sees his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter.  We figured it best, therefore, to start with a shadow API.