Shared Resources and Testing

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Testing is essential to all code, it’s a warranty on the expected behavior and a measure of quality. Having a large and thorough test suite increases the confidence we have on a system. That’s why Mule offers a number of options for testing, like our Functional Test Framework or MUnit, a good example of the former being FunctionalTestCase.
By extending from this class we can create our own tests around a Mule configuration XML file (or matest_blogny) that will be run as an app in a Mule server. We can then run flows or use MuleClient to send requests and verify that the responses are the expected ones, for example.

Healthcare Attendee? How to get the most out of Dreamforce ‘15!

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Did you know Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations are leveraging MuleSoft to radically transform healthcare? Providers are extending the point of care beyond the four walls of the hospital ward, and health insurance companies are moving from passive payers of claims to active managers of their policyholders’ lifestyle.

MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform enables these transformations by providing a new level of connectivity. To thrive in this new era, healthcare organizations must seamlessly integrate data, applications and processes across clinical and non-clinical systems, both on- premises and in the cloud.

CIO Trends to Watch: Connectivity Is at the Center of Business Transformation

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The Connectivity Benchmark Report is a new research report that highlights how traditional businesses are quickly evolving into “composable enterprises” built out of hundreds of connected software services and applications.

To launch a new product, create a new service or improve what they already have, businesses need to quickly connect applications, data and devices. Their ability to stitch all these parts together determines whether they win or lose in the market.

OData for Pragmatists

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Tired of googling and reading about OData without having a chance to play with it? Get happy then, this post is for those pragmatics like me that enjoy learning by doing rather than dealing with theory. If you enjoy the trial and error process, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

Need 77% performance boost? No problem with Mule 3.7 using Kryo

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Currently, Mule relies on plain old java serialization in order to store objects to files or to replicate them through a Mule cluster. That imposes limitations on:

Developer Spotlight: How we made Muletallica

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This post is the second in a three-part series covering the IoT projects that came out our first internal hackathon of the year and that we had on display at our first Integration of Things Zone at CONNECT 2015. Missed us there? No worries, not only will you get a sense of the cool installations we built below, you’ll also get a front row seat as to how we built them, and with what technologies. So for now, put on your favorite rock star jeans, and jump in the mosh pit to learn how the team built Muletallica, an interactive visual/musical experience for our conference attendees that connected devices like Leap Motion and smart light bulbs with electric guitars, and a bell pepper.

Batch Module: Obtaining the job instance id in Mule 3.7

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A popular request among users of the Batch module is the ability to grab the job instance id in any of a Batch job’s phases. Why is that useful? Well, there could be a number of useful scenarios:

Create Better Business Strategies with Real-Time Customer Intelligence

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Who are your customers? How can your business develop rich and deep relationships with them? We talk about using customer data in order to establish a single view of the customer; is your infrastructure equipped to collect and orchestrate all the relevant data in order to become truly customer-centric?

Connect Salesforce. Transform Customer and Employee Experiences. Join MuleSoft at Dreamforce 2015.

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If you are in San Francisco on the week of September 15th come see us at the upcoming Dreamforce conference. Visit one of our many breakout and theater sessions to learn why MuleSoft has become the prefered approach for digital transformation initiatives, and feel free to share our full presence here.

See below for short overviews of the Salesforce customer stories, API and integration use cases that will be on display. Haven’t registered yet? Leverage the MuleSoft promo code at registration to receive $100 off the full conference pass. Register here using the code: EC15MLFT.

Architecting your Omni-channel Initiative

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Multi-channel retailing has multiplied the opportunities for Retailers to do more business with their customers by going beyond their bricks and mortar in order to sell over the web, through smart phones and tablets, perhaps soon on smart TVs and through Partners and Resellers.

I wish to help you see how you can achieve a significant increase in revenue by adopting an IT architecture that will bring you a rapid return on investment and help put your retail business right at the helm of a fundamental change in the industry.