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.
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.
A while ago MuleSoft started considering sponsoring an organization supporting women in technology. There were many to choose from but we wanted to work closely with an organization that would allow us to be very involved. We also wanted to be inclusive since technology is not just about coding. Luckily, we learned that a new branch of Girls in Tech was getting started in Argentina and were looking for sponsors to organize a hackathon,
One of the interesting facets of the digital revolution transforming the modern enterprise is that it’s creating new human challenges and opportunities. The IT head’s role is undergoing big changes due to technology, but those changes require new people skills every bit as much as technical chops. Success or failure as an IT leader depends a lot on how well he or she can manage people as well as software and systems.
Gartner calls this new type of IT head a “CIO Leader.” Gartner Fellow Marianne Broadbent and Gartner VP Ellen Kitzis say,
When deployed as an API Gateway and managed with API Manager, the highly performant Anypoint Platform enables you to control which traffic is authorized to pass through your APIs to various backend services, meter the traffic flowing through your API, log transactions, and apply runtime policies.
A policy is a mechanism the gateway uses to enforce filters on traffic as it flows through the gateway.
One of the great uses of Anypoint Platform is automating business processes that need to interact with multiple systems and deliver useful functions. Many times these business processes are ones that started out requiring humans and as the business has grown it has become clear that the human process will no longer scale with the demand.
We’ve seen that here at MuleSoft. Here’s a great example: Sales has put together a package that meets our customer’s needs,
One of the most challenging aspects of modern medicine is managing the care of the chronically ill. In 2010, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, 86 percent of all healthcare spending in the US went towards conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity; cancer care alone cost $157 billion. The costs come when these conditions manifest themselves in crises which require expensive hospital stays and costly medication. It would be cheaper and easier to manage these conditions on an ongoing basis,
For a while now there have been maven archetypes for creating mule apps and domains. Such archetypes make getting started with development easier by automatically generating the basic core structure and files of mule projects (think configuration files, test classes, pom). This is especially interesting since the introduction in 3.5.0 of shared resources through mule domains which could make your app depend on another external project (a domain) and using Maven to manage dependencies makes perfect sense.
If you’re a Mule user, there’s a good chance that you’re using Maven to automate building and testing of your applications. We’re happy to announce Mule Maven Plugin 2.0, to help you automate your deployment and integration tests. This plugin will help you no matter where do you want it to run: CloudHub, a local Standalone server, Anypoint Runtime Manager, a local cluster or using the Mule Agent.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.