Though some think SOA failed and others see it only as a partial success, this has been because of the approach to SOA and not its underlying principles. SOA (or what I’d rather call Service Orientation, but that doesn’t fit our obsession with TLAs) is responsible for beginning a new evolution in the way we build software. This change is as fundamental as the shift to OO programming but essentially a much bigger jump: OO was adopted one developer at a time,
The Mule development team is pleased to announce that Mule 2.2.0 is now available for download. This release includes:
- Support for Spring Security 2.0 as a Security Manager inside of Mule
- Support for a powerful new expression language for querying Mule information at run-time
- Support for specifying a namespace globally so that it can be used by XPath expressions across Mule
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,
We’ve negotiated discounts for our blog readers and community members to get 35% off on Mule in Action by David Dossot and John D’Emic or Open Source ESBs in Action by Jos Dirksen and Tijs Rademakers. A few weeks ago, Andrew Perepelytsya blogged about these books, which you can now purchase on the Manning website. To take advantage of the discount, enter “msource35” during checkout.
Note that this approach is no longer recommended if you are using Mule 3.0.0 or later. Instead you can use the ObjectStore. This allows use to store objects in memory, in a persistent store or across Mule HA clusters automatically. You can learn more about Mule 3.0 here and download it here.
Recently, there was a great question on one of the Mule mailing lists about where to store runtime data that can be used across the app.
I am presenting a webinar with GigaSpaces tomorrow on Scalable SOA where we’ll be introducing a powerful joint solution integrating GigaSpaces’ XAP with the open source Mule ESB.
This webinar is intended for developers and architects looking for an end-to-end SOA solution, featuring application resiliency, failover and linear scalability
During this 1-hour event Uri Cohen, Product Manager at GigaSpaces and myself will introduce the joint solution and discuss the underlying details around how the Mule/GigaSpaces integration works.
Today I released the 2.0 RC1 release of the Mule IDE. Not much changed since the last development snapshot but we have tested the IDE a lot internally on a variety of operating systems since then.
If you upgrade from a development snapshot, note that you’ll have to change the location of the update site: the snapshots were located under the snapshots distribution area but the new milestone release is located under .
Are you looking to integrate on-premise applications with on-demand applications, such as Salesforce.com?
Join me for a technical webinar on integrating Salesforce.com with Mule. During this 30-minute event, I will demonstrate how to take an enterprise application integration (EAI) data synchronization pattern and extend it to integrate with data in the cloud.
Tuesday, February 3rd 2009
9am PT / noon ET
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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.
My article on creating an SOA strategy in this tough climate was just published on eWeek:
The current economic crisis and recession is affecting both IT spending today and budgets for 2009. Often viewed as a major cost center, IT becomes one of the first areas where senior management looks to make cuts when times are tight. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Ross Mason explains how to build a recession-proof, service-oriented architecture strategy.