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We are back this July with yet another community roundup––highlighting great contributors to the MuleSoft developer community. Check out what the community was up to this month! As always, if you know a great contributor that should be featured in the next issue of this blog series, tweet us @MuleDev.

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Brad Cooper, Integration Developer at IP Australia, holds the prestigious Integration Professional certification and is active on multiple fronts in the community! In addition to recently writing a great piece for the MuleSoft blog, Bradley also helps countless developers in the forums on a daily basis. You can also meet him at MuleSoft Meetups in Canberra. And be sure to check out his upcoming blog post in mid-August!

The helpers of the month

Many developers stepped up and helped others in our forums this month. Here are the top three:

Pontus Ullgren, Senior Consultant and Integration Architect at Redpill Linpro, has been providing valuable answers to developers that need a hand with their MuleSoft projects.

Manik Magar, Technology Consultant at Compunnel Software Group, answered more than 15 questions this month––all with great insights.

Vishnu Mishra, Data Architect and Analyst at Fiserv, also answered an impressive number of questions.

The blogs of the month

Anupam Gogoi, Integration developer at Avenue Code, wrote an interesting piece on how to use the new Mule Maven Plugin to deploy in CloudHub through a simple Jenkins pipeline.

Murali Thuraka, Software Engineer at Hydus, published an article on how to go from DataWeave’s MEL language in Mule 3 to the new default expression language in Mule 4.

Joshua Erney, Software Engineer at MS3, is a regular contributor to the community. This month he published two blogs:

  1. DataWeave – Transforming an Array to an Object: Things tend to get blurry when you need to transform an array into an object. What function do you reach for? Joshua goes over the multiple functions to consider.
  2. DataWeave – Partition List: In this post, Joshua goes over a function – partition – that he found in other languages (e.g. Ruby, Scala, etc.), and thought would be particularly useful in DataWeave.

Tom Smith, Partner Solutions Architect at Okta, Inc., provides insights and tools to help users get a reference architecture up and running between an authorization server and MuleSoft. This sample workflow provides a working example that you can modify to suit your own use-case.    

The pro of the month

It’s time for us to feature here someone who is an amazing helper on our forums, a pro that provides answers to members of the MuleSoft community every day!

Manish Kumar Yadav, MuleSoft Application Specialist at Veritas Technologies, passed the Integration Professional Certification a few weeks ago, and we want to congratulate him for the achievement!

Check out what he had to say about his MuleSoft journey:

“When I joined Infosys in 2015, I was a Java Developer, but I had a growing interest in changing the legacy mindset by connecting different systems together using an integration tool. Believe me – getting my career started with MuleSoft really helped me grow professionally and personally. I was able to remove point-to-point integrations without writing a single line of code, regardless of the language the source and destination were designed in! Since then, I’ve always kept my MuleSoft skills up-to-date.

One of my greatest achievements was when I was appointed “MuleSoft Expert” in the community (2016 and 2017). It was then that I was also mentioned for in the monthly roundup for the first time. The roundup recognized my knowledge as well as my efforts to help others in the forums.

I passed my first MuleSoft certification in 2016, and shortly after I started noticing that many top company recruiters were reaching out to me from all over the world.

Today, I have taken all the MuleSoft certifications. Passing the Professional exam has given me a lot of confidence – exams allowed me to learn a lot of new concepts thanks to the way MuleSoft has designed their syllabus.

Even though I’ve been recognized as a top helper, I still benefit from the MuleSoft community’s help on a daily basis; it makes my life easier!”

First Meetups!

This month, many developers from across the world said bonjour, ہیلو, and こんにちは to each other! Five Meetup groups (Paris, Tokyo, Lahore, Houston, and Detroit) held their very first events–– all with amazing turnouts. Check out the slideshow below to see these events in action! 

Also, visit our website to see if there’s a MuleSoft Meetup group in your city, or apply to lead one! You can also see a list of upcoming MuleSoft Meetups across the world!

  • Detroit, Michigan

That is it for this month! We’d love to get your feedback on this blog series in the comments.

If you know a great contributor, whether they are writing blog posts, speaking at a Meetup, or simply answering questions on the forums, tweet us @MuleDev.