MuleSoft at MuleSoft: Anypoint vs. Custom Code Automation

November 18 2015

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There are numerous great reasons for using Anypoint Platform at MuleSoft. You might even assume that inside the company there would be little competition. But like many organizations, using Anypoint here required competing with the inherent desire people have to use custom code for integrations.

Why DataWeave Matters

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Data transformation

Data transformation is a core requirement for most integrations. Anypoint Platform provides multiple types of transformers, including XSLT, DataWeave and DataMapper.

DataWeave, our new data query and transformation language, offers significant performance advantages over Anypoint DataMapper, our earlier data mapping and transformation solution. The below benchmark shows transformations performance using DataWeave and Anypoint DataMapper with payload size of 100KB (1000 records) with simple complexity.

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MuleSoft at the Girls in Tech Hackathon 2015

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A while ago MuleSoft started considering sponsoring an organization supporting women in technology. There were many to choose from but we wanted to work closely with an organization that would allow us to be very involved. We also wanted to be inclusive since technology is not just about coding. Luckily, we learned that a new branch of Girls in Tech was getting started in Argentina and were looking for sponsors to organize a hackathon, so we jumped in.

The Chief Information Officer’s new role

November 11 2015

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Much has been written about the transformation of the Chief Information Officer, but as the world is transformed by the digital revolution, the CIO finds himself or herself at the center of extraordinary change. Technology has fundamentally altered the business of doing business. The emergence of an always-on, always-connected world means that old business models are being disrupted, consumers are demanding more, and the world is smaller and more connected than ever before.

November 2015 CloudHub update – now with self-service static IPs

November 10 2015

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The November 2015 CloudHub update allows users to allocate static IPs for their cloud integration applications. If you have applications that need IP whitelisting, or are subject to network security rules that require a fixed IP address, then this update will allow you to self service these static IPs without having to raise a support ticket with MuleSoft. CloudHub users will now see a new setting on their application settings page, under the “Static IPs” tab. 

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MuleSoft releases API Workbench

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MuleSoft has launched a beta release of API Workbench. This is an integrated development environment (IDE) allows developers to build RESTful APIs based on a design-first approach. API Workbench supports both RAML 0.8 and the newly launched RAML 1.0. RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) is one of several API description specifications than can be used to design and document APIs.

3 reasons to surrender your data center and move to the cloud

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MuleSoft CEO Greg Schott has advice for companies looking to move faster and take advantage of opportunities provided by digital transformation. In an interview with Computer Business Review, Greg says, “Surrender your data center security blanket,” he says. “I think even the most regulated business would go to the cloud if they could. [But in many cases, CIOs] feel better because their data is sitting inside my data center, I can see it I can touch it, try the door handle and make sure it’s locked.”

3 prescriptions for the modern IT leader

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One of the interesting facets of the digital revolution transforming the modern enterprise is that it’s creating new human challenges and opportunities. The IT head’s role is undergoing big changes due to technology, but those changes require new people skills every bit as much as technical chops. Success or failure as an IT leader depends a lot on how well he or she can manage people as well as software and systems.

10 steps to design and build the perfect API

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When you’re designing an API, you don’t just want to build an API. You want to design and build an API with a long life that your users will love. An API that is carefully created to be extendable and flexible, and will save your users time, money and energy in the long run. To design and build the perfect API, you’ll need to follow some best practices. While some of these may seem a little painful or like they just create more work, you’ll find that by adhering to these guidelines you will not only create a better API, but save a lot of time and money.

Questions about MuleSoft? Check out our HowTo series!

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This series of HowTo blog posts are simple use-case based tutorials to help you as you do your evaluations with the Anypoint Platform. Based on a theme each series consists of up to three tutorials.

We created the series by collecting common use-cases encountered by our field teams and feedback from our massive customer and partner base. 

We will be launching the first series this month followed by a new series each quarter.