How Unilever is embracing API transformations

June 27 2016

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Unilever is a company that houses some of the world’s largest consumer brands such as Lipton, Vaseline, and Dove. With its large and ever expanding portfolio of products, it becomes an increasingly difficult process to integrate systems across seamlessly for business needs like supply chain management and sale processes. Knowing this, Unilever during the last three years started taking steps to decommission its legacy tools while speeding up its integration processes in parallel. It is no easy feat, but together with MuleSoft, Unilever has made huge leaps of progress towards API transformation.

Real-time data processing with Anypoint Connector for Kafka

June 24 2016

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Apache Kafka started at LinkedIn in 2010 as a simple messaging system to process massive real-time data, and now it handles 1.4 trillion messages per day at LinkedIn. According to Kafka Summit 2016, it has gained lots of adoption (2.2 million downloads in the last two years) in thousands of companies including Airbnb, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Netflix, Salesforce, Twitter, and Uber. MuleSoft has also been using Kafka to power its analytics engine.

Women engineers at MuleSoft: Solving interesting technology challenges

June 23 2016

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As MuleSoft continues to define a new category of software, the team behind it encounters new technology challenges on a daily basis. The MuleSoft engineering team works with complex systems, builds products for the cloud and on-premises, and creates APIs that power products that enable developers to create exciting and innovative new experiences, and that’s only the beginning.

Proxying with API Manager

We often expose the proxy APIs that connect applications to their backend APIs. With a proxy API, the application continues to run without issue and continue to call and connect to the backend API while a developer is editing it. Exposing a proxy API also protects the backend API from the world, shielding the real IP address.

Open source software – an IT revolution?

June 21 2016

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There was an interesting article in TechCrunch this week about what they termed “open adoption software” – software built on a free, open source foundation but with value-added, proprietary products built on top of that foundation. MuleSoft was mentioned as a key example of this type of business model.

The CIO’s top priority: accelerating change

June 20 2016

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What’s the one thing that will set your business apart from the pack? According to our founder Ross Mason, it’s the rising role of integration and an emphasis on speed.

How an application network could create the car of your dreams

June 17 2016

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I remember my first car well – it was a black Jeep Cherokee and made a “NGGGGGGRGH!” noise driving up hills. But I was so proud of it because it meant independence and adulthood.

MUnit 1.2.0 is out!

June 16 2016

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Did you know that a new version of MUnit is available? This new MUnit release is a joint release with a new version of the MUnit Runtime (1.2.0) and also, a new version of the MUnit Studio Plugin. Some new features of this release include:

  • Multiple suite run
  • MUnit nested folders
  • Support autocompletion for MUnit’s MEL functions
  • Add metadata support to MUnit message processors
  • Create coverage reports from inside Studio
  • Improved documentation

Step-by-step OAuth2 configuration in HTTP Connector

June 15 2016

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In this blog post, I’d like to show you a step-by-step guide on how to set up an OAuth2 configuration using the HTTP Connector in Studio 6.0. I will use the GitHub RAML using the OAuth2 configuration to get a list of emojis supported by GitHub. You can also follow this example to set your OAuth2 configuration using the HTTP Connector for different RAMLs or APIs.

Acquiring a big company? Here’s what you need to know to make M&A integration work.

June 14 2016

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Microsoft announced on June 13, 2016 that it had agreed to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion. But after the press releases go flying and the champagne is popped, the real challenges begin. If Microsoft’s experience is anything like what our customers tell us, integrating IT systems in a M&A situation is as important – and often as challenging – as cultural compatibility. If you’re absorbing a big company, or even acquiring a small one, how can you make the IT integration go smoothly?