Why it’s Time to Embrace Shadow IT

August 22 2017

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Carole McCluskey is the Chief Information and Technology Officer of TrueBlue, a specialty employment service based in Tacoma, WA.

The role of the CIO is not what it used to be. Once upon a time, it was good enough to just go build stuff and that’s what our companies expected of us — to just go out and build things. Today, that’s not really our jobs anymore. My job is about how we make sense out of all these things that are in our enterprise — how do we make sense of shadow IT? How do we actually make the things that we bought, the things that we built, and the things our users are discovering on a  daily basis actually work for the business? How do I, as head of corporate IT, actually create value for my business?

How Cybercriminals Take Advantage of Chat APIs and What To Do About It

August 21 2017

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David Berlind is editor-in-chief of ProgrammableWeb

Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a report that highlights how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed on ProgrammableWeb), the warnings and incidents should serve as a wake-up call to API providers and developers when it comes to the sorts of best practices and ongoing vigilance it takes to fully secure their customers and systems. Provided that the incentives are worth it, ill-intentioned hackers will stop at nothing to breach an API or, as happened in this case, use it for its intended purpose to help perpetrate an attack.

Meet a Muley: Nina Stingo, Enterprise Account Executive

August 18 2017

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This week, we sat down with Nina Stingo, who is a part of our Sales team in the West Region and joined MuleSoft nearly three years ago as an Account Development Representative. In her time at MuleSoft, she has worked as a team lead, a Commercial Account Executive, and is now an Enterprise Account Executive.  

A Look into Error Handling in Mule 4 Beta

August 17 2017

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If you ever used Mule 3, then there are probably two things about error handling you already know:

  1. It’s really Java exception handling
  2. It’s a “trial and error” experience

In this post, I’ll explain the major changes introduced in Mule 4 around error handling, including easier routing and the introduction of our new try scope.

There’s an API for That, Even Your Mailbox

August 16 2017

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In my role at MuleSoft, I advise federal agencies and commercial businesses in connecting their applications, data, and devices. Those conversations center around building modern Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to create new capabilities. A modern API is one that enables systems to exchange information securely using broadly adopted standards like REST and JSON.  

5 Things You Need to Know About Crowd

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Over the past few months, I have been working with our Product and Engineering team on Crowd, the latest release of Anypoint Platform. The Crowd release consists of updates to Anypoint Exchange as well as the new Anypoint Designer Center in Anypoint Platform.

This release will further drive business agility by streamlining the consumption of assets from Anypoint Exchange, allowing teams to build integration projects and design API specifications much faster than ever before. I am sure you are thinking: “But, how?”

Why APIs are Not Like EDI, UML, and Other IT Fads

August 14 2017

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Today, APIs are an important part of how organizations conduct business––from internal APIs that streamline business processes to public APIs that generate revenue for organizations. The rising value of APIs raises the question: are APIs just another technology fad, shining brightly now, but soon to fade out of the spotlight?

Technically speaking, APIs have been around probably as long as software, but I think the real question is whether web APIs – practically-RESTful ones – will be the focus of attention for longer than other bright shiny objects, such as EDI, lean manufacturing, BPR, or ERP.

Interns Love Working at MuleSoft. Learn Why

August 11 2017

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Abbey Cahill is a Corporate and Product Marketing Intern at MuleSoft 

MuleSoft’s tagline “Connect Anything, Change Everything” struck a chord the first time I heard it. I’m a student at Dartmouth, where I study English and Studio Art, both subjects that seemingly have nothing to do with enterprise software. Everyone who knows me well was surprised that I was so excited about API-led connectivity that I applied for a corporate and product marketing internship at MuleSoft.

How Automatic Streaming in Mule 4 Beta Works

August 10 2017

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Streaming in Mule 4 is now as easy as drinking beer!

There are incredible improvements in the way that Mule 4 enables you to process, access, transform, and stream data. For streaming specifically, Mule 4 enables multiple parallel data reads without side effects and without the user caching that data in memory first.

A lot of people are not familiar with the concept of streaming. So before we get into the specifics of streaming with Mule 4; let’s first go through a couple of use cases that highlight its value.

Mule Developers – New Meetups are Coming to Your City

August 9 2017

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In the month since our launch, the community has responded enthusiastically to the launch of our new MuleSoft Meetup program. These Meetups are community-led events, bringing people together to explore, teach, and learn about API-led connectivity by sharing use cases and doing hands-on exercises. You don’t necessarily have to be a MuleSoft user to join: all API enthusiasts are welcome!