SAP Transport Now Available

August 10 2009

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SAP users, rejoice! Our esteemed partners at Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute Co., Ltd (OGIS) in Japan have created the SAP transport for Mule 2, available for download from MuleForge.

Yuji Yamano, the project lead on the SAP transport, explained how it works:

“The SAP transport provides connectivity with SAP ERP 6.0. Users can send an XML message that is equivalent to a BAPI function request and receive an XML message that is equivalent to a BAPI function response.

Building Applications Across the Cloud and Enterprise Using Mule

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I am speaking this afternoon at OSCON on Building Applications Across the Cloud and Enterprise Using Mule. SOA and virtualization play critical roles in enabling cloud computing and an ESB can help to bridge the chasm between traditional enterprise technologies and cloud-based infrastructure and services.

New Mule Book Published

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I am excited for Mule community members David Dossot and John D’Emic, that their book Mule in Action has been recently released by Manning Publications.

This book provides the first thorough coverage of all aspects of Mule. It provides examples for everything you will need to do with Mule, from creating and consuming services to working with various technologies such as JMS, Web Services, and FTP. Importantly, it covers how to test,

High Availability Solution–Try it Now!

July 14 2009

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Do you have high availability requirements for your Mule application? Mule High Availability provides basic failover capability for Mule. When the primary Mule instance become unavailable (e.g., because of a fatal JVM or hardware failure or it’s taken offline for maintenance), a backup Mule instance immediately becomes the primary node and resumes processing where the failed instance left off. After a system administrator has recovered the failed Mule instance and brought it back online,

LegStar for Mule Patterns

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Introduction

A pattern is a generic solution to a generic problem that is likely to occur over and over again. Patterns, for the purpose of this article, form a language that system designers can use like recipes: “if you find this type of problem, then you can apply this type of solution”.

In the domain of applications integration, patterns are particularly helpful. Application integration is complex, it typically involves several different systems,

To ESB or not to ESB

Last Updated August 22, 2016: I created a series of follow-up posts on this topic (but read this post first):

Many of us have had to ponder this question.

Using Quartz to Trigger a Service

June 29 2009

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When you’re working with Mule, you’re usually concerned about responding to messages that come in and making sure you’re routing them correctly from service to service. But what if you just want to trigger a service component on a set interval? What if its method doesn’t require any incoming data at all?

Using Mule for ETL

June 18 2009

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The Mule framework provides all the extract/transform/load (ETL) tools you need for connecting to data sources, extracting and transforming data, and passing it along on any number of channels.

Having Some REST with Mule’s Power Tools

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This is a guest blog entry by David Dossot, co-author of the soon-to-be-released book Mule in Action.

I recently had the opportunity to integrate a bunch of REST resources and came to further appreciate what I consider to be Mule’s power tools: scripting and expressions (there is a third tool in my power box, Spring, but I won’t discuss it here).

Scripting, and more precisely Groovy,

Sneak Peak at Mule 3.x: It’s Hot!

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We’ve been busy working on Mule releases recently, so this blog hasn’t had as much developer voice as it deserves. Working on things like WebSphere MQ can be demanding, which is another reason to appreciate the all-new shiny WebSphere MQ connector in Mule Enterprise 2.2.1. Makes one’s life much much easier.

That is not to say we didn’t cure our (and your) itch for new features. Many great ideas are currently being born,