How to Build an IBM i (AS400) API in 15 Minutes

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This blog post is contributed by one of our partners, Infoview Systems. 

One of the biggest IT challenges is the growing IT delivery gap and the ever-increasing pace of business changes. This is especially true for established companies saddled with a mix of older applications. In order to efficiently connect these systems to other business components at scale, the application business logic and data must be packaged as easy-to-consume reusable assets.

Improvements to the Batch Module in Mule 4

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The Mule 4 Release Candidate is here and, with it, the updated version of the batch module!

The batch module was first introduced in Mule 3.5 and it aims to simplify integration use cases where basic ETL functionality is needed. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I recommend you look at this post before continuing. If you are already old friends with batch, then keep reading for a breakdown of all the changes!

Meet a MuleSoft Community Star: Anupam Gogoi, Integration Engineer at Avenue Code

October 17 2017

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At MuleSoft, we are fortunate to have a community of developers that answer questions about Mule, share best practices, and organize meetups. Their knowledge and effort make building solutions with MuleSoft simpler and more rewarding.

How to Apply DataWeave to the Real-world: Variables (Part 1)

October 16 2017

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Over the last few years at MuleSoft, I have had the opportunity to work with many different customers covering a wide range of use cases, inevitably requiring data transformations of one sort or another. I have observed some recurring patterns and “gotchas” when DataWeave is used in the real-world and I will address these in this 3-part series.

The New Database Connector in Mule 4

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There’s a brand new Mule 4 Anypoint Connector for Database (DB) that you can use to connect to any relational Database engine. Unlike other connectors such as File or FTP, this connector has a pretty similar UX compared to the one in Mule 3.x, with some considerable improvements, including:

Training Talks: How to Create a Flow Designer Project Using an Existing API

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If you read our last blog post, summarizing the top 5 features of the Crowd release, you’ll recall we mentioned the flow designer as one of the main features in Anypoint Design Center. Flow designer is a simple, web-based interface for designing Mule applications for Anypoint Platform. In other words, it provides a simplified UI, but with the same power as Anypoint Studio.

Introducing the Mule 3.9 & Anypoint Studio 6.4 Release

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We’re pleased to announce the availability of Mule 3.9 and Anypoint Studio 6.4. This release contains many customers requested enhancements and bug fixes.

Introducing Anypoint Connector for IBM CICS Transaction Gateway

October 9 2017

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IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS) is a transaction server that runs primarily on IBM mainframe systems under z/OS and z/VSE. According to IBM CICS Report 2015, 92 of the top 100 banks use the mainframe to provide at-your-fingertip banking services to their customers. And nine out of the top 10 global life and health insurance providers process their high-volume transactions on a System z mainframe.

Dev Guide: Design Reusable APIs to Save Time (Part 1)

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Here at MuleSoft, we talk a lot about how API-led connectivity can speed up your development cycles, and I’m here to guide you through how to do it. The API-led approach is a natural evolution from developing libraries, writing digestible markdown files, and sharing them on GitHub.

Mule 4 Release Candidate Availability

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With the upcoming Mule 4 release, we’re working to deliver a simpler runtime, one that’s easier to use and run for all organizations. Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in that process: the Mule 4 Release Candidate! This release expands on the simplicity improvements in the Mule 4 Beta, adds new capabilities, and incorporates the great feedback from the beta.