In spite of JSON’s reign as the king of API data format, XML still remains the exchange data format of choice for a number of systems. Any service exposing functionality through SOAP, and many application built years ago (or even nowadays) still depend on XML to share data – to such an extent that in April 2013 the W3C published a new spec for version 3.0 of the XPath, XSLT and XQuery standards. We decided it was time to update the platform’s support for these standards and fix a couple of things while at it.
Recently, I came across the following situation while working with Mule: I needed to handle an http post that would carry not one but N > 1 uploaded files.
If I were to do this back in the days where I didn’t know about such a thing called “Mule”, I would have needed to:
- Handle a http multipart stream
- Identify all the parts in the message
- Read each file
- Clean up
Of course there’re libraries and frameworks that can help you with this, but all of them still require some level of understanding of the multipart request beneath.
Mark Zuckenberg once said: “How can you connect the world if you leave out China”. Well, I now hereby say: “How can you connect the cloud if you leave out Google”. I know I don’t have his net worth, but I have a point nevertheless. Reality is that Google has done a great job building a Gazillion of different and very cool APIs and you’d be right to feel that it’s hard to keep their pace. To help you with that is that we proudly present to you the first release of the Google Cloud Connectors Suite.
SOAP, JMS, Restful, SFTP… Sometimes your integration just comes to the point in which you need to be able to download a file from your browser. From Ubuntu One all the way to Dropbox and Google Drive, the number of file storage services on the cloud just keeps climbing. One that is particularly gaining a lot of momentum and putting a lot of effort on cloud to cloud integration is Box, so we decided to build a Cloud Connector for it and we’ll show it to you in this post.