RESTx version 0.9.4: JavaScript everywhere, MIME types and more

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Version 0.9.4 of RESTx – the fastest way to create RESTful web services – has just been released. The main features introduced by this version are the ability to write components in server-side JavaScript, the addition of a JavaScript client library and much improved handling of content types for input and output. You can download it now.

The value of APIs that can be crawled

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Recently, there was an interesting article on ReadWriteWeb questioning the long term effect of the proliferation of public APIs, versus merely offering crawlable data. On one hand – the article argued – APIs offer a great deal of control to the publisher and they are great for access to real-time information. On the other hand, if data is only accessible through an API then it is not available for spiders and crawlers and thus won’t show up in search results.

Laying the foundation for RESTful web services

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Ever now and then you find a new piece of software or feature, which ends up changing the way you work, saving you time and just overall making things easier for you and your organization. We think that the RESTx project with its new 0.9.2 release gains such a feature. We call it “specialized components”. What is that, why is it useful and how will it make things easier for you? In a moment I will use an example for illustration,

RESTx version 0.9.2 released

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Today we are happy to announce the release of version 0.9.2 of RESTx – the fastest and simplest way to create RESTful web services.

Besides the usual, numerous small improvements and fixes there are also a number of exciting major new features and capabilities:

Presentation: EAI, When Tools Can Help

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I had the opportunity to give a talk last Wednesday night at VanDev Meetup (Vancouver’s Software Developer Network). Here is a quick summary of it.

In this talk, I have presented a few criteria to help developers and architects decide between using ready-made EAI tools versus custom built solutions. I have discussed the identification of contexts, patterns, topologies and decision factors that can help favor one approach or the other.

Introducing RESTx: A new, simpler way to integrate and publish data

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We are happy to introduce RESTx, a new open source project from MuleSoft. We believe that RESTx is quite simply the quickest and easiest way to create RESTful resources and RESTful web services in your enterprise or in the cloud, to integrate data and to make your data ready to be integrated.

Git and SVN: Happily Ever After?

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A successful strategy for using Git and SVN together.

Mule MQ: Bullet Proof JMS – upcoming webinar

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Are you looking for a  JMS messaging solution that can be deployed and supported with Mule ESB, or as a standalone messaging platform?  Are you looking for better performance, stability, management and scalability than ActiveMQ but without the complexity or cost of WebSphere MQ or TIBCO EMS?

On Wednesday May 26, Ken Yagen, VP of Engineering, and Mateo Almenta Reca, Sr. Product Manager, will host a webinar about Mule MQ,

Developer Survey – Win $100

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In our continuous quest to understand developer trends and preferences, we are conducting a short survey. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete and will help us gain insight into developer trends. We may contact you for a follow-up discussion to get detailed input from you. We will also enter your name into a random drawing for $100 if you provide contact information.

Please retweet/blog or email the survey to your friends and colleagues.

iBeans = Dead Simple Integration for Web Apps

September 22 2009

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I am very excited to announce that MuleSoft has launched a new open source integration product called iBeans (short for Integration Beans). iBeans provide a way to dramatically simplify common integration tasks for Web application developers.

Why did we create iBeans?