HowTo – Create API aggregations

With the advent of next generation, easy to use integration toolsets, the following is becoming a very familiar scenario. 

The business has a use case to move customer records from a database (DB) to Salesforce (SFDC). A system analyst in the line of business quickly creates an integration with a connector and deploys it.

A few weeks later, the customer support team comes up with another use case to display customer data on the support web portal. So, the analyst creates another integration into the DB and SFDC.

Why Oracle v Google is a pivotal moment for APIs

June 6 2016

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One of the longest and most contentious cases between two tech companies started in 2010 when Oracle sued Google for using 37 of its Java API packages without paying licensing fees. The case dealt with whether the creation of Google’s Android platform infringed on copyright laws by using some of Oracle’s Java APIs. Last month, the verdict was handed down that Google did not violate copyright laws and that use of Java APIs to build Android construed “fair use”.

Microservices and Netflix — Innovation at scale

You know how pervasive digital disruption is. But in case you needed another reminder, 52 percent of the companies in the 2000 Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, ceased to exist, or dropped out. The way you survive in this environment is to be fast, agile, robust, and do it all at scale.

Configurable batch block size in Mule 3.8

Welcome back! Following the series about new batch features in Mule 3.8, the second most common request was being able to configure the batch block size.

What’s the block size?

largeIn a traditional online processing model, each request is usually mapped to a worker thread. Regardless of the processing being synchronous, asynchronous, one-way, request-response, or even if the requests are temporarily buffered before being processed (like in the Disruptor or SEDA models), servers usually end up in this 1:1 relationship between a request and a running thread.

The top 3 obstacles to digital transformation

There are very few businesses that aren’t undergoing some form of digital transformation. As our founder, Ross Mason, points out, “Business as we know it is under enormous pressure…No company is too big to have the rug pulled from under it. It is no longer about the big eating the small; it is now about the fast eating the slow.” Businesses know that they have to change to keep up with the digital revolution, and they are depending on IT to deliver that transformation. 

Using APIs to build a great architecture

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As we often say, APIs are the way to connect applications, data, and devices that will give your organization greater agility and flexibility. We recommend an API-led approach to connectivity that will enable your business to take advantage of digital transformation. But how does API-led connectivity work from an architecture perspective?

Software company Perficient has put together an excellent overview of our three-layered approach to API-led connectivity, highlighting the three layers:

“Polishing the status quo won’t protect you from disruptors”

There are very few industries that aren’t going through digital disruption right now, but perhaps one of the most profoundly affected by the digital revolution is the retail industry.

In MuleSoft’s recent Connectivity Benchmark Report, fully 100% of retailers surveyed said they were embarking on digital transformation activities. This is because there is a sea change right now in how people shop. Australian publication iStart highlighted that there had been a 50 percent decline in visits to physical stores over the Christmas shopping period over the last five years, as people switched to online alternatives.

Batch improvements in Mule 3.8 – Mutable commit blocks

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Hello there! If you’ve been using Mule for a while now, you probably remember that the batch module was introduced back in the 3.5 release. If you’re not familiar with it, you can familiarize yourself by following these links:

A brand new look for Anypoint Platform

May 24 2016

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When you log in to Anypoint Platform, you’ll notice some changes have been made, providing a more clean, modern, and consistent experience throughout the platform. In addition to cleaning up the layouts, we have optimized the products so that navigating the various areas within a product is easier and more clear, and so that important information is prioritized.

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In this latest release, the MuleSoft Product team has rolled out several enhancements to Anypoint Platform:

Connect Marketo to anything

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Marketo’s out-of-the-box, bi-directional integration with Salesforce.com keeps both Marketo and Salesforce in sync all day, every day – providing marketing and sales teams with the power to drive more revenue for your company. The Marketo Marketing & Lead Management solution is available for download from the Salesforce AppExchange.

But what if you need a custom solution? What if your organization uses of multiple Salesforce and Marketo instances? Learn how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Connector for Marketo allows developers to easily connect to Marketo’s API and design complex integrations within hours.