Pragmatic SOA Governance

February 20 2009

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I recently wrote an article that appeared in eBizQ on the topic of SOA governance. In this article, I argue that the primary reason that many pundits have declared “SOA is dead” is that the traditional “top-down” approach to SOA and governance have failed. Vendors have for too long evangelized a “big bang” re-architecture of development processes, using their tools to enforce new behaviors from developers,

Mulecast: A conversation with the project despot of the Smooks for Mule project

January 30 2009

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In this episode, MuleSource CTO and founder Ross Mason speaks with Maurice Zeijen, despot on the Smooks for Mule module.  Smooks for Mule is a Mule module that enables Message Transformation and Routing using the Smooks Engine. The Smooks engine is a Java Framework/Engine for processing XML and non XML data.

SalesForce Integration Made Easy

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SalesForce does a great job managing your customer information. It is easy to customize and use, and you do not have to worry or pay millions of dollars to maintain the software or hardware.

The valuable information locked in SalesForce may be required by a host of other applications in your enterprise like Order/Inventory Management, Finance/Accounting, Web Analytics, etc. For example, when a sales opportunity closes in SaleForce, ideally an invoice would be created automatically in your accounting/financial software,

MuleCast: A Conversation with the creator of the LDAP Transport

January 12 2009

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In this episode MuleSource Director of Technical Publications Jackie Wheeler speaks with Hendrik Saly, creator of the LDAP transport for Mule. The LDAP transport provides support for connecting directory services via LDAP or LDAPS and is based on the JLDAP, which was developed by Novell and is available from the OpenLDAP project.

MuleCast: A Conversation with the creator of the JCR Transport

December 23 2008

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In this episode, MuleSource CTO and co-founder Ross Mason speaks with David Dossot, creator of the JCR transport for Mule.  The JCR transport reads from, writes to, and observes JCR 1.0 containers.  Mule users can find a user guide and examples for using the JCR transport with Mule 1.4.x on the MuleForge – the user guide and examples for Mule 2.1.x are in the works now.

Mule Tales

December 9 2008

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One of the great things about working on Mule is hearing the amazing tales of what people are doing with it. I’ve heard Mule referred to as a “Swiss army knife of integration” because of its flexibility and number of supported service topologies and technologies. While some case studies are available online from large implementations, I am very interested in hearing about the smaller successes people have had using Mule.

RESTful integration at QCon and my Dr. Dobbs podcast

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I just got back from QCon in San Francisco. QCon is one of the best conferences around (IMHO). The speakers are great, the content quality is excellent, and the hallway conversations are thought provoking. If only I could’ve attended more!