Tomcat 7.0.0 Beta is Out

June 29 2010

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Many of you reading this have already seen the Apache Software Foundation’s press release about Tomcat 7.0.0 — it was voted beta quality on June 25th, and the Tomcat 7 web pages went live on the Tomcat project web site this morning. It looks wonderful! Congratulations to the Tomcat development team on a year and a half of Tomcat 7 development! This first beta release of the Tomcat 7 branch is a major step forward in that it implements the Java Servlet 3.0 API,

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


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?


A successful strategy for using Git and SVN together.

Dynamic Requesting with Mule ESB


Imagine you want to build a synchronous HTTP service that fetches the data for its response over a JMS queue. Or from a directory whose path is dependent on the incoming request. If this sounds familiar then congratulations, you’ve been dealing with dynamic requesting before!

Depending on the transports you’re using and the level of flexibility you need, Mule ESB offers different configuration constructs and API calls that can help you to achieve your goal.

Control Tomcat from your iPhone


Recently I was hiking with couple of friends – one of them runs IT operations for a large consumer company. He was on call that weekend, so, sure enough, his phone rang: it was the customer service coordinator who was saying that her team was not able to access the application. My friend had to run back to the car to power up his laptop, connect to the VPN using his wireless card, check status of his Tomcat servers and jump on a bridge call.

Upcoming presentations (June 2010)


The last days of June will be busy as I will be talking at two events happening in Vancouver, BC, on the 29th and the 30th.

In the first presentation, I will demonstrate MuleSoft’s Eclipse Tool Suite at the local Eclipse DemoCamp, an event that always has an incredible line-up, thanks to the local presence of the Tasktop and SpringSource teams. Also, the University of British Columbia oftentimes presents there Eclipse plugins that explore the cutting edge of software development.

The exceptional story of a Mule and a Toad


With a Mule and a Toad involved, one could expect that a third character would quickly need to be added to the cast: a princess to ride the former and kiss the latter. But then, what would be so exceptional about it? Because, actually, this story is about exceptions and their graceful handling. Moreover, the story takes place in the clouds, and princesses don’t fly so well…

So let’s come back to our main protagonists: you know Mule ESB already but you may not have heard about Hoptoad,

Optiziming ESB Performance with Mule Management Console


Do you need better visibility into Mule ESB performance metrics?  Would you like to have fine-grained control over your ESB resources at runtime to address performance issues? Are you a Mule ESB developer looking for an easy way to debug your service flows?

MuleSoft recently released a new Management Console for Mule ESB – purpose-built for deep visibility and control into your Mule environment and services during development and production.

Beyond Integration, Part 1: Peak Time Handling


As an integration framework and broker, Mule ESB is the platform of choice for implementing and deploying enterprise integration solutions and related services. In this series of posts, I’m going to look at situations beyond the traditional integration scenarios where using Mule ESB has enabled the implementation of effective and elegant solutions.

In this first installment,

Webinar: Easily Build, Deploy, and Manage Ajax Applications on Tomcat


Do you need to build Ajax applications quickly? Do you have Ajax applications you need to deploy and manage on multiple Apache Tomcat instances?

MuleSoft and WaveMaker have teamed up to bring you the simplest way to build and run enterprise class Ajax applications.

During this 45-minute webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Visually build a great-looking, standard Java web application in minutes
  • Deploy anywhere (local,