Building an easier on-ramp: Introducing the Anypoint Templates Library

August 6 2014

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Note: Anypoint Library is now referred to as “Anypoint Exchange”. You may see it reflected as library in some places, but moving forward will be Anypoint Exchange.

Infographic: The Future of Financial Services

August 5 2014

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The Connected Bank

For many banks, back office systems for such critical functions as deposit accounting, loan servicing, and payment processing have been in place for decades, running on huge legacy mainframes. According to industry analysts, IT departments spend 70 to 90 percent of their budgets managing and maintaining these disparate systems, leaving little left over for new initiatives.

In addition, with poor operational efficiency a barrier to growing revenues, banks have prioritized reducing exceptions, delivering transparency, and improving system interoperability to increase technology ROI.

CloudHub Release 39 – beta test our new UI and resource monitoring!

July 31 2014

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I am excited to announce release 39 of CloudHub! This release is based on a lot of user feedback, and contains a beta of our redesigned user interface as well as one of our most requested features – CPU & memory.

Redesigned Experience

We’ve been hard at work the last few months building a revamped user interface which helps you be more productive and integrates seamlessly with the Anypoint Platform for APIs. We’re excited to preview some of that work today. You’ll notice a clean, modern interface that makes it easier to get things done. For example, the the home page now provides easy access to your applications, settings, and logs at a glance. It now also has a handy summary of resource utilization and the number of recent transactions processed.

10 Reasons to Walk from BizTalk

July 31 2014

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MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform vs. Microsoft BizTalk Server

Last Updated August 26, 2016: Have you ever wondered if you should choose Microsoft BizTalk or MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform? Below are 10 points to consider when deciding on the best integration solution for your organization:

1. Extensibility to Best of Breed

BizTalk Server promotes a tightly coupled model in which many of the services are bundled within the product. While this is great for compatibility, it limits the ability of companies to use 3rd party applications that may provide better functionality. MuleSoft has built Anypoint Platform to be open and extensible to best of breed services and applications.Best-of-breed-VS-Single-Vendor

Introducing the Anypoint Platform for APIs – July 2014 release

July 30 2014

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I am very excited to announce the general availability of the Anypoint Platform for APIs July 2014 release. This release places a broad set of rich API tooling at developers fingertips, allowing them to address the entirety of the API lifecycle in a more efficient and effective manner. The release also enables API program owners to deliver a robust API platform that can easily integrate with existing enterprise assets. The significant set of enhancements introduced in this release revolves around three core themes.

360 degree API life-cycle

This new release unifies the user experience across the API lifecycle to streamline the creation, management and consumption of APIs. Now users of the Anypoint Platform for APIs can access all functionality of the platform through a single pane of glass for enhanced usability and visibility across their API programs. This means that API owners can design APIs, publish portals, manage and monitor their APIs and enable API consumers (i.e. application developers) to explore the published portals and register their applications – all in a single product, accessed through a single interface.

Upcoming Webinar – Integrating Salesforce and SAP

July 25 2014

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Unlocking the back office

Businesses strive to build closer relationships with customers to improve customer experience and ultimately, grow revenue. However, to better serve customers, sales teams need to have a wealth of information at their fingertips. Making data housed within back office enterprise applications available to the field is critical to businesses looking to cater to existing and potential customers. Moreover, access to this vital data enables sales teams to close bigger, better deals.

Don’t just throw APIs at the problem!

July 24 2014

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One thing I’ve witnessed over the last few months as I’ve worked with dozens of customers is that, despite the fact that companies already have hundreds and thousands of APIs (anything that is an “interface” is an API in my mind), companies are still adding more. This includes the thousands of interfaces exposed by an SAP or Oracle, or the hundreds of SOAP web services, FTP jobs, asynchronous batch jobs, newer REST APIs. And let’s not forget the companies that have been acquired or partnered with, and all of their interfaces from their internal systems.

So there is a no shortage of APIs – far from it in fact. So, a “lack” of APIs is definitely not a problem.

When are there going to be enough APIs?

Short answer: Never.

Bringing Modern Connectivity to Microsoft Environments

July 23 2014

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Announcing MuleSoft’s solutions for Microsoft!

Today, we announced the launch of MuleSoft’s Solutions for Microsoft. These new solutions enable companies to leverage existing Microsoft IT investments and integration logic written in .NET on Anypoint Platform™. Using our new .NET Connector and MSMQ Connector, developers no longer have to to be siloed by coding language or development framework. With MuleSoft’s solutions for Microsoft, developers can customize Mule application logic using any .NET language and familiar .NET development tools, including Visual Studio.

Fending off XXE attacks in Mule 3.5


Trust no one! Most security issues comes from assuming that no bad person is going to tamper with your input data. We usually pay more attention to it when processing the most common inputs, such as an HTTP request or some argument that’s going into an SQL query. But we usually don’t pay much attention to other types of resources that are also vulnerable to malicious thinking – such as an XML file.

External Entities are an XML feature which allow you to embedded an external source into your document. For example, let’s suppose that your application responds to queries using an XML schema, which contains a disclaimer footer. Your legal department is prone to changing the wording on it so it probably makes sense to take it from an external file, so that your templates (which are part of your deployed source code) are not modified. Such templates could look like this:

Legos vs APIs – Top Integration and API Articles of the Week

July 18 2014

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Here’s our weekly roundup of the top 5 integration and API articles of the week. Take a look, let us know if we missed any, and share your thoughts in the comments. Don’t forget to follow @MuleSoft to stay up-to-date on integration & APIs!

If you’re interested in Integration and APIs, don’t miss CONNECT 2014 London – the event behind the integration revolution!

5 Ways an API is More Than An “API”

An API is not only a building brick, it’s also a projection of a product vision, based on internal assets you can open to the world. Get ready for your next conversation when someone asks, “so what does API stand for?”


Governments Can Bridge Costs And Services Gaps With Sensor Networks

Governments are implementing sensor networks to streamline processes, cut labor costs and improve services. But extracting true value from these networks requires integration.