Top Posts from 2013

January 16 2014

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2013 brought massive shifts in integration tech, from APIs to SaaS and everything in between. Check out our most popular blog posts of 2013 to get a sense of the landscape and what 2014 might bring.

The Hunt for the Perfect API

Your API can be a key to your company’s success. Get it wrong and you lose out on a big opportunity. So how do you design a great API? Is there such a thing? What does it look like?

 

Top 10 Weird APIs

The world of APIs can get a little weird. Join us on a journey down the rabbit hole.

 
 
 

Introducing APIkit

Create well-designed REST APIs with APIkit, a set of open source Maven and Mule Studio-based tools that allow user to take a REST API designed in RAML, automatically generate backend implementation flows for it, and then run and test the API with a pre-packaged console.

 

How to protect your APIs with OAuth

How can you make sure that access to your API is protected so only clients that you trust can access them? Allow clients access to your API through the explicit authorization of end-users, and authenticate end-users with a central entity, *without* having to share credentials with your API’s clients!

 

RAML Web Tooling Unleashed!

For the RAML community: a new API Designer, API Console, and API Notebook, built around a new RAML JavaScript parser released as part of the RAML workgroup.

 
 
 

Announcing Mule 3.4

New, innovative capabilities across Mule ESB, CloudHub, Mule Studio, Anypoint DataMapper, Anypoint Connectors, and the Anypoint DevKit have changed how integration is approached.

 

Raspberry Pi gets an API

While Raspberry Pi devices are pretty cool on their own adding an API makes them a lot more interesting. We’ve been playing around with Raspberry for a while now and have a small distribution of Mule, called ‘Anypoint Edge’ that happily runs on small embeddable devices like the Raspberry Pi.

 

Can Programmers Program?

“199 out of 200 applicants for every programming job can’t write code.” What’s going on?  Find out what James Donelan, VP Engineering, has to say about it.

 
 
 

Top 10 New Years Resolution APIs

The New Year is a chance for people to make a commitment – a resolution – for their year ahead.  Check out our Top 10 New Year’s Resolution APIs to help keep you on track throughout the year.

 

Code is Data, Data is Code

“Code is data” – Homoiconicity. This means the program structure is similar to its syntax, and therefore the program’s internal representation can be inferred by reading the text’s layout. Why does this matter?

 

We’d love to hear what you’d like to see on the blog for 2014 – feel free to posts ideas or requests below in the comments section!

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