Gradle is gaining more and more popularity as a build system. It combines the power of scripting with the simplicity of conventions. Declarative builds are very straightforward, where customizations do not end up in tons of messy configurations.
Currently, Mule has two ways of building projects:
Apps can be built through Mule Studio, which is simple by nature but not very friendly with continuous integration, source control management and related tools.
The recommended way to manage your build is with Maven and the Mule Maven plugin. This plugin is integrated with Mule Studio and has a lot of power on its own.
Now the open source community has presented a brand new way of building Mule apps with Gradle. The project aims to provide a very simple way to build Mule apps that is friendly with continuous integration and can work easily with Mule Studio. One of the interesting things about Gradle is that it can reduce over 90% the complexity of the build if we compare it with the same build based on Maven.
Suppose that you have a Maven project and you want to download Node.js modules previously uploaded to NPM. One way of doing that without running node is by using the npm-maven-plugin. It allows the user to download the required Node modules without running node.js: It is completely implemented on the JVM.
First of all you will need to add the Mule Maven repo to you pom.xml file:
After doing that, you will need to add the following to the build->plugin section of your pom.xml file:
As you probably already heard we launched Mule iON this week. If you ask one of our marketing guys what iON is, he will tell you that is the first cloud-based integration platform. iON will enable you to integrate popular SaaS applications, cloud services, social media, and a lot more without requiring any infrastructure.
Of course, I’m not a marketing guy, I’m a software developer. So my description is: “iON is awesome. It’s Mule on the cloud, and you are totally going to dig it”. Also, since I’m a software developer, I will put my money were my mouth is and I will show you how to build something incredible in a couple of minutes. Thats right! A few minutes and thats taking into account your learning curve of Mule iON.
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of our newest release of Tcat Server 6. This new release includes many fixes, in addition to bundling the Apache Software Foundation’s official release binaries of the newest Tomcat release, version 6.0.26.
Here is a summary of the changes and fixes that are included in the new version of Tomcat, since our last release of Tcat Server 6: