Before you turn off Slack notifications and set up your OOO email for the holidays, you’re likely in a mad dash to close out end-of-year tasks. Between the hustle and bustle, you might be looking for a way to unwind. What better way than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa – looking at you, Santa! – and the best integration, automation, and API content around from MuleSoft?
To help you decide what content to read, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 performing blogs* published between January 2023 and now. Whether you’re already an avid fan of the MuleSoft blog or just looking for a good article to dive into, you don’t want to miss reading these top performers!
*We love data! When we say “best,” we mean highest performing based on data. As a note, this list also includes some articles that were refreshed and/or rewritten in 2023, as well as an article we cross-published on the Salesforce blog.
10 MuleSoft blogs everyone couldn’t stop reading in 2023
Looking for a quick rundown? Here’s the TL;DR version of this list covering the 10 highest-performing articles published in 2023:
- What Is API-led Connectivity? Unlock Business Agility
- Announcing the MuleSoft 2023 Partner of the Year Awards Winners
- Generative Flows for Anypoint Code Builder: Develop Integrations Faster
- Redefine Integration Development With Anypoint Code Builder
- 3 Best Practices for API Governance Across Your Organization
- 5 Must-Know API Security Best Practices
- Announcing Anypoint Flex Gateway 1.4.0
- Announcing the MuleSoft Community Award Winners
- Intelligent Document Processing With MuleSoft RPA and AWS
- The New Lego Bricks on the Block: Composable APIs
Want to know more? Keep reading to find out what each article is all about!
1. What Is API-led Connectivity? Unlock Business Agility
Peanut butter and jelly. Bread and butter. MuleSoft + APIs. All of these are iconic duos, but only one is paramount to your business and its success. If your company is looking to innovate at scale, you need to act with agility – with the help of API-led connectivity. Discover how to connect data to your apps through reusable, purposeful APIs in your org.
Want to learn more? Read What Is API-led Connectivity? Unlock Business Agility by Prashant Choudhary, one of MuleSoft’s top experts on all things API.
2. Announcing the MuleSoft 2023 Partner of the Year Awards Winners
Drumroll…please! One thing we can guarantee every year is tons of excitement for award announcements. Because who doesn’t love celebrating our awesome MuleSoft Partners and the critical roles they play in our success?
Keep the celebration going with Sanket Sheth’s article Announcing the MuleSoft 2023 Partner of the Year Awards Winners and find out who our global, Americas, EMEA, and JAPAC partners of the year were!
3. Generative Flows for Anypoint Code Builder: Develop Integrations Faster
You know it, we do too: AI has been the hottest topic of 2023, and that’s proven no different with this scorching-hot article on building generative flows for MuleSoft’s Anypoint Code Builder. If you’re a developer looking to increase your productivity, it’s likely you’re already immersed in generative AI. Now, you just need to learn how to develop integrations faster in ACB.
Explore how to use generative flows, a new AI feature that leverages Anypoint Code Builder in Dave Norris’ article, Generative Flows for Anypoint Code Builder: Develop Integrations Faster.
4. Redefine Integration Development With Anypoint Code Builder
As a perfect pairing to number three on this list, we have the blog that introduced our readers to Anypoint Code Builder, an innovation in the MuleSoft developer tooling space. Running ACB in your browser has been a game changer. Don’t want to download software? No problem – just run this zero-install IDE entirely in your browser!
To learn more about Anypoint Code Builder and how to get started, see what Dave Norris says in his article, Redefine Integration Development With Anypoint Code Builder.
5. 3 Best Practices for API Governance Across Your Organization
It’s one thing to use and implement APIs – it’s another to make sure they’re being regulated and managed. API governance makes sure security top-of-mind, though some people fear it can slow down approval processes, hampering innovation.
Discover how to implement API governance throughout the development lifecycle, enhancing your security best practices in Sue Han Siao’s article, 3 Best Practices for API Governance Across Your Organization.
6. 5 Must-Know API Security Best Practices
Along with API governance comes API security – you can’t really have one without the other, can you? Traditional enterprise businesses use more than 500 APIs across their organization, many of which are built in various environments with security standards that aren’t necessarily aligned.
To nip security issues in the bud, Ryan Yeager talks about five excellent ways to build out a proper API security strategy. Learn more in his article, 5 Must-Know API Security Best Practices.
7. Announcing Anypoint Flex Gateway 1.4.0
This announcement was huge. The general availability of Anypoint Flex Gateway 1.4.0 is part of MuleSoft’s vision to provide universal API management to any API. With an overview of features and a promise of enhanced security and protections, what developer wouldn’t be stoked about this release?
Learn what Sue Han Siao shared about this exciting news in her article, Announcing Anypoint Flex Gateway 1.4.0.
8. Announcing the MuleSoft Community Award Winners
It’s no surprise that an article highlighting our MuleSoft Community members did so well as this news is something special for our talented MuleSoft Community members. With so many hardworking, innovative people making news, we couldn’t help but celebrate these incredible contributions!
Read about all of our winners (including our Community All-Stars!) in Sabrina Hockett’s article, Announcing the MuleSoft Community Award Winners.
9. Intelligent Document Processing With MuleSoft RPA and AWS
MuleSoft RPA made a huge splash on the scene in 2022, but the hype didn’t die down. With so many ways to use MuleSoft RPA to streamline processes and make work – and life – easier to manage, we had a whole series of articles highlighting its features and use cases, including intelligent document processing. Who doesn’t love a little more automation and a lot less stress?
Find out how to empower your business through Intelligent Document Processing With MuleSoft RPA and AWS by Sadhana Nandakumar.
10. The New Lego Bricks on the Block: Composable APIs
Legos? Fun. APIs? Fun. But more than just fun, both are composable. The concept of composability is combining smaller, modular components into a bigger, more complex project, which is the same for both Legos and APIs alike. But to achieve an end goal, you need to have an adaptable framework in place that you can build from – yes, lots of Lego jokes in this one!
Learn how to put your Lego pieces (composable APIs) to work in The New Lego Bricks on the Block: Composable APIs by Kayleah Son.
As another year comes to an end, we want to heartily thank our loyal MuleSoft readers, Community members, Partners, developers, architects, and fans from near and far. Your support, engagement, and incredible ideas help us provide content that serves so many people, verticals, and industries.
If you enjoyed reading this roundup and can’t wait to see what more we have in store, keep your eyes peeled for even more great content in 2024 – along with a special announcement about a new project coming your way very soon!