Interview about MuleSource at QCon

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During the QCon conference in San Francisco, I filmed an interview with Ryan Slobojan. Despite being flu-ridden throughout the week, I managed to make it through this conversation without passing out (or worse!). It was an interesting conversation, covering:

  • What the Mule ESB and Mule Galaxy are
  • Mule ESB Enterprise versus Community
  • MuleSource’s monitoring solution
  • Cloud-based deployments
  • The recession’s effect on open source

Ryan asked some good questions around differentiators and roadmap during the interview,

Automatic Pickup of Third-party Transports and Modules

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In a previous blog post about the Mule IDE, I described its configuration wizard, which makes it very easy to create a Mule configuration file by selecting the modules and transports you want to include. Today I’d like talk more about what’s going on under the hood and explain how the Mule IDE discovers modules and transports from the Mule distribution directory.

Browsing the Source Code with the Mule IDE

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If you’re working with the Mule IDE, the Mule source code is automatically attached to the Mule JARs. This allows you to browse and step into the source code while you’re developing Mule applications. The Mule IDE looks for files with the naming convention mule-*-src.zip in $MULE_HOME/src and automatically attaches them to the Mule JARs.

If you’re evaluating Mule Enterprise, the source code is not included with the Mule download.

Get Your HAM (Highly Available Mule)

April 14 2009

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You may remember that two months ago, I did a webinar on Using Mule and GigaSpaces for Scalable SOA. In this webinar, Uri Cohen and I demonstrate how GigaSpaces XAP could be coupled with Mule to easily take services and make them highly-available.

Webinar: Graphical Data Transformation for Mule ESB

April 13 2009

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Another reminder that tomorrow we have a really interesting webinar on how to graphically design data transformations between XML documents and Java objects using Mule. Instead of coding complex XSLT or custom Java classes, you can now simply drag and drop right from the Mule IDE!

Join Francis Upton, creator and Despot of the Oakland Software Data Transformer (OSDT) for Mule and myself for a webinar on Graphical Data Transformation for Mule ESB tomorrow.

Dallas JavaMUG

April 13 2009

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Continuing my whirlwind speaking tour on Mule, I landed in Dallas this week to talk to the JavaMUG. This was my first MUG (I’ve been to JUGs, SIGs, Camps, and Meetups, but never a MUG), and I was blown away to walk into a room of 75+ people all there to hear about Mule (okay, the free pizza and soda probably helped, too). Supposedly it was their largest attended event in several years.

ebizQ Commentary: Is “Guerrilla SOA” a Realistic Option When the CEO Doesn’t Approve Your Budget?

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Trying to get budget from the C-level in these economic times can be difficult, but integration and SOA initiatives are still very much alive and need to move forward. Check out this blog post and conversation on ebizQ to consider whether “’Guerrilla SOA’ is a realistic option when the CEO doesn’t approve your budget.”

Drag and Drop Data Mapping for Mule

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Almost any application you build using Mule will require some kind of data transformation. One thing that I frequently hear come up on the user lists, when I’m talking at JUGs, etc, is how to easily map data between XML formats, Java Beans, and flat files. If you have used Mule at all, you’ll know there are several solutions already for doing this, both as part of Mule and available through a number of great MuleForge projects.

Galaxy 1.5.2 is released!

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The Galaxy team is happy to announce the availability of the 1.5.2 release. This release provides several improvements:

  • Support for Mule 2.2
  • Policy enforcement now occurs correctly when metadata changes and lifecycle transitions occur
  • Policies can now be applied to Entries
  • Metadata properties can now be deleted via the API
  • Performance improvements
  • Dependency/link searches now work correctly
  • The default version of entries can now be set without an error being thrown
  • The Galaxy Enterprise database configuration tool now works correctly on Windows

For more information,

Mulecast: A conversation with the creator of The Science Service Bus (SSB)

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In this episode, MuleSource Sr. Director of Engineering speaks with Edwin Tellman, creator of The Science Service Bus (SSB). As the name implies, the SSB allows programs to send data to each other and serves as a translator service, translating the data from the format preferred by the source application to the format preferred by the destination application. It is inspired by, and is backwards-compatible with the Gaggle program.