One of our New Year resolutions is to create more content around specific subject areas. The aim of MuleSoft Blueprints is to provide a complete guide on a specific topic in a way that can be easily read and kept for reference.

To get you started we have a preview of the Load Balancing Mule for Availability and Scalability. This blueprint will introduce the necessary concepts and show how to achieve availability and scale with JMS, Mule HA, VM queues and more. This is a preview, we’d love to get your feedback on format, content and topics, you can reach us in the forums or just comment on this post.

Google Apps offers a cloud alternative to many of the office products.  If you have a Gmail account then you have Google Apps including Spreadsheets, Docs, Presentations, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks.  Of course Google Apps have APIS and of course we have the connectors to make it easy to connect Google Apps and your applications together.  Lets get the connectors and then take a look at what you can do.

Its good to connect and while we can’t help you get your cousin Billy to look up from his Nintendo 3DS we can help you connect to all the applications you use on the Web and a in the Enterprise.  APIs are common language of the web and the New Enterprise and this book is the perfect guide to get your applications talking to each other. With the number of open APIs reaching over 13,000 this year according to APIhub, 2013 will all be about how developers orchestrate APIs to create applications.  Mule Cloud Connect is here to help.  Ryan Carter has done an excellent job of covering the subject in depth in his forthcoming O’Reilly book, Getting Started with Mule Cloud Connect. Here are the first 2 chapters to get you started.

john.demic on Sunday, December 30, 2012

Get your Mule 3.3 Refcard from DZone

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Just a quick one today since you’re probably busy getting ready for the New Year (or clearing out your bunker after the world didn’t end on Christmas Eve as they Mayans predicated).  Either way we recommend that you go download and print the Mule 3 Refcard from DZone.  If you haven’t seen these reference cards before they are a great companion for working with many open source and commercial platforms. Th Mule 3.3 Refcard will guide you through the basics as well as provide examples for working with components , filters, annotations and exception handling.  You can get yours here.

 

Community on Saturday, December 29, 2012

Going Cloudy in the New Year with CloudHub

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Forget exercise and healthy eating, one of your New Years resolutions should be to do more stuff in the cloud. We’d like to introduce you to CloudHub, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS). It allows you to do things like deploy cross-cloud integration applications, create new APIs on top of existing data sources, integrate on-premise applications with cloud services. With Mule Studio –  the user-friendly development tool – you can quickly build these integration applications and deploy to CloudHub with just a few clicks. This guide will help you learn the basics and get started developing your first applications.

john.demic on Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Reading: Mule in Action

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You’re going to read more in 2013, right? Well lets get you started with this sample chapter, Implementation Patterns in Mule from the forthcoming Mule in Action book from Manning Publishing.  This book is the ultimate companion for anyone using Mule and Manning run an early access program so you get get you hands on 8 chapters currently and even pre-order the book. Enjoy!

Rather than watch the Grinch steal Christmas yet again, why not browse a few online videos and learn something new?

Designed for those new to Mule and curious about how it works, our short series of free training videos introduces you to the basic concepts of ESBs and systems integration. You can even poke around in the product by following a hands-on tutorial which proposes a solution to common integration challenge. You could probably eat two or three holiday cookies in the time it takes to download Mule Studio and get started.

 

I’m no psychic but I bet you two things: This holiday you already took a bunch of pictures that went straight into facebook and you drank A LOT. Now you’ll probably edit your photos in the morning, but it seems a shame to lose those drunken shots.  What if you could save them? Let’s see how you can do that using Mule. We’ll see how we can make an app that pulls all our facebook photos and upload them into box.

Janet Revell on Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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We got you something special for Christmas this year.

We didn’t have time to wrap it, but we know you’re going to love it. We’re so excited to see the look on your face when you [download and] unpack your shiny, new Eclipse-based IDE.  That’s right, we got you a brand new Mule Studio!

 

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, because they were all playing with video games, smart phones, e-gadgets, and iParaphenalia.  If you’re already in the mindset of playing with a new toy, why not explore the world of Mule Studio?  It’s free, it takes a just a few minutes to download, and you can whip through our Getting Started guide in the time it takes drink another round of eggnog.

Ross Mason on Monday, December 24, 2012

The 12 Days of Christmas with Mule

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There is only so much food you can eat and bad Christmas TV you can watch before you need to engage your brain again. Starting tomorrow we’ll be giving you a little something to help you discover Mule over The 12 Days of Christmas. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn more or a Mule veteran we have recipes, book chapters and other goodies for the new year. Don’t get us wrong, it’s nice to see Aunt Sally again but you have no idea who she is talking about, so follow us on Twitter and join the Mule team for the 12 Days of Christmas.