Batch Module: Obtaining the job instance id in Mule 3.7

A popular request among users of the Batch module is the ability to grab the job instance id in any of a Batch job’s phases. Why is that useful? Well, there could be a number of useful scenarios:

Come see MuleSoft at THINKstrategies Cloud Channel Summit

November 2 2012

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This Monday, we are very excited to be participating in Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies. As more Enterprises are moving to the cloud, SaaS ISV’s have an opportunity to grow their customer base from the early SaaS adopters in small businesses through to the largest of Enterprises. At MuleSoft we understand Enterprise IT projects and what it takes to make systems and applications work together.

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Testing AJAX: Selenium’s ElementNotFoundException

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com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleniumException: ERROR: Element bla bla bla not found

Ok. Face the music. Let’s debug.

Check list:

  • Is locator well defined? Yes. √
  • The element is rendered? Yes.√
  • Do I have any error when I execute code step by step? No.χ
  • Am I crazy? Perhaps. But the problem continues to be there and I have no clue why!!!

What is happening here?

Tcat Alerting: not your grandfather’s Ops tool

November 15 2010

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We all recognize the need for both server and application monitoring in a production environment and Tcat Server makes this easy. However, the development and QA process can also benefit from this feature.

At MuleSoft I’m often asked to write small one-off webapps for different parts of our internal infrastructure — often they are interim solutions or somewhat experimental; since these are somewhat less critical applications, at best I’ll create some unit tests,

Taking a Rest from Code Camp 2010

October 11 2010

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Code Camp continues to grow by leaps and bounds each year. For those not familiar with Code Camp, it’s an all volunteer run conference at Foothill College each October and is on version 5.0. It lasts the whole weekend and this year over 3000 people registered and over 1900 ended up spending their weekend attending technical sessions ranging from How to Teach Programming to Kids to HTML5 Crash Course.

Ross Mason talks Mule 3

October 8 2010

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Mule 3 was recently announced, bringing significant new features to the open source Mule ESB and reaffirming it as the most powerful yet lightweight and simple-to-use ESB out there.

Mule project founder Ross Mason recently sat down for a video interview where he talked about the history of the Mule project, what’s new in Mule 3, and what’s to come in the future for Mule ESB.

Our Open Source Contributions Beyond Mule: Tomcat, Ubuntu, and Debian

February 16 2010

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Recently, while working with Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, an opportunity came up for us at MuleSoft to take on open-source community work to improve the Ubuntu Tomcat 6 package. Having spent several years administering the most popular Tomcat Internet Relay Chat channel, I’ve gathered lots of feedback from Tomcat users about what they had difficulty with, and the changes I had to offer turned into implementation work.

Apache Releases Tomcat 6.0.24 – Whats New

January 21 2010

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The new stable release of Tomcat 6.0.24 represents six months of open source software development. Version 6.0.24 includes a small number of new features, plus a large amount of important bug fixes and enhancements. This release is an incremental bug fix release, but the number of fixes included in this release is high.

iBeans 1.0-beta-9 Released!

December 3 2009

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I’m pleased to announce the latest iBeans 1.0-beta-9 release. This release has lots of new features, including:

    • An iBeans plugin for Eclipse makes it really easy to create and debug web projects that use iBeans. The plugin works with the JEE distribution of Eclipse, enabling you to create and test a web application on Tomcat or MuleSoft Tcat in minutes. See iBeans Eclipse plugin for more information.