When business leaders think about their organization’s data, they might think about records kept in on-premises systems or even in cloud applications, but they generally think of that data as very much inside the business. But what if those data assets could be reimagined and repackaged as a complete service and then exposed, inside and outside the business, through APIs? Now enterprise data not only has the possibility to spur growth but also provide new revenue streams for the business. It all begins with a great API strategy.
At MuleSoft we truly believe in the power of RAML as a contract for APIs. RAML allows teams to quickly and easily define, build and collaborate on APIs. Our Anypoint Platform for APIs is built from the ground up to easily manage RAML based APIs by providing a simple RAML API proxy as well as an easy to use RAML API Console.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Take a quick look around you. Maybe you’re on your way to work, or perhaps you’re waiting in line at the coffee shop. Now take a quick look at the people around you–don’t stare--but try and eyeball the number of people you see. Got it?
I am extremely happy to announce a significant set of updates to Anypoint Platform for APIs that were introduced this month. These updates will make it easier for API owners and administrators to publish their APIs in a way that is sure to further their successful adoption. The sections below describe the core new capabilities introduced in this release.
Long ago, enterprise companies started using software to manage information across the enterprise. As the number of systems within the enterprise grew, the need to synchronize all these isolated systems emerged. From this came the need to find a solution allowing system-to-system communication, and the easiest approach for this was point-to-point integration. Soon, enterprises found themselves with several systems interconnected via point-to-point integration, resulting in a maintenance nightmare. Rather than being unified, each system had it’s own communication protocol – some were file based, others were databases, and if we were lucky, some of them used web services.
The mess began to look something like this:
APIkit consists of a set of open source Maven and Mule Studio-based tools that enable developers to be massively productive in creating well-designed REST APIs. APIkit features include the ability 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.
This post is brought to you by… you! Yes, a couple of weeks back I was writing about how dealing with OAuth2 secured APIs got way easier since Mule’s August 2013 Release. We got such a great feedback that we decided to incorporate some of it in our latest October 2013 release.
As I’ve talked about in a previous webinar, Welcome to the API Economy, the adoption of APIs is driving immense change in how organizations connect with their customers, suppliers and partners. Nowhere is this change more marked than in healthcare, where healthcare payers and providers are using technology to reinvent how they deliver healthcare services and how they engage with patients.
We have a lot of cool things happening at MuleSoft, here is a quick round up of things you shouldn’t miss.
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