5 best practices for engaging your virtual workforce

Staying connected and keeping your teams engaged is more important than ever as we navigate new challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic

Our MuleSoft/Salesforce executive teams recognized early on that in this time of crisis, it is critical to facilitate opportunities for employees to authentically connect with each other and prioritize wellness in order for them to continue producing great work. Here are five ways to keep employees virtually engaged, based on the MuleSoft marketing team’s month of work-from-home activities.

Top 5 blog posts of May 2019

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To provide you with the best posts from the past month to go back and read, here are the five most popular blog posts in May 2019:

14 developer Meetups to attend in November and December!

October and early November have been very busy with 16 MuleSoft Meetups all around the globe. We celebrated the first community gatherings in Warsaw, Poland, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

New Mule 3.8 & Studio 6.0 beta releases

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Things are shifting into high gear for the new year over at MuleSoft, and we’ve got two beta releases ready for everyone to kick the tires on: Mule 3.8 and Studio 6.0. The Mule 3.8 release is the first to bring together our Mule and API gateway runtimes in one single package. It also adds support in our high availability feature for multiple data centers with a new quorum feature. Studio features new API design round tripping with API Designer and DataWeave flat file support.

Anypoint Studio 5.4 with Mule 3.7.3 released!

I’m pleased to announce the next release of our development tools, Anypoint Studio 5.4, as well as the next version of our runtime, Mule 3.7.3. This release includes a number of great new productivity improvements for Mule developers, including a new graphical mapping tool for DataWeave, a migration assistant for DataMapper, a new, more modern look and feel, bundles MUnit 1.1, and an improved palette.

Graphical mapping meets DataWeave

Studio now includes graphical mapping capabilities for DataWeave,

Shared Resources and Testing

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Testing is essential to all code, it’s a warranty on the expected behavior and a measure of quality. Having a large and thorough test suite increases the confidence we have on a system. That’s why Mule offers a number of options for testing, like our Functional Test Framework or MUnit, a good example of the former being FunctionalTestCase.
By extending from this class we can create our own tests around a Mule configuration XML file (or matest_blogtest_blogny) that will be run as an app in a Mule server.

MUnit 1.0 Release Candidate

We’re happy to announce the 1.0 release candidate of MUnit – the unit and functional test framework for Mule. This is our first official release of MUnit and incorporates major usability improvements, broader support for Mule components and many bug fixes.

Refactoring MUnit: the Mule testing framework

A few years ago, a MuleSoft engineer had a vision. That vision: automated testing for Mule applications in Anypoint Studio. As this developer’s focus was building Mule applications to connect SaaS apps, a validation framework would significantly reduce development time and increase productivity across teams. More specifically, unit tests would allow this developer to mock dependencies, uncover problems early, refactor applications quickly, and provide agile documentation for other Muleys.

API-led connectivity and CQRS: Aligning business & IT with RAML

Part 2: Building a Data Query Application

In a previous blog, we talked through how you might design a solution to deliver a Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) pattern with Anypoint Platform. In this blog, we’ll discuss how an API-led connectivity approach can help you deliver this pattern (and the mobile application your business is demanding) with speed and scale while maintaining control over your critical data assets.

MuleSoft Keeps Its Hoof on the Gas

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Last week marked a special moment in time for MuleSoft, as we position ourselves for the next phase of growth. The $128 million in funding we announced led by Salesforce Ventures brings our total financing raised to $259 million. ServiceNow and Cisco also made significant investments, along with public market investors Adage Capital Market, Brookside Capital and Sands Capital Ventures, as well as our existing venture investors.