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,

Mule 3 Milestone 3 Released


The Mule ESB team is happy to report that we published the next milestone on our journey to a final Mule 3 release. The focus of Milestone 3 was mostly on internal architecture changes. Some highlights:

  • MuleMessageAdapter has been dropped, replaced with MuleMessageFactory (read more in this post)
  • Lifecycle improvements and fixes, although that may affect only users coding against Mule APIs,

Mule 3. Rebooted.


Mule 3 Milestone 3 (3.0.0-M3) is ready to hit the streets, and today we’d like to talk about a fundamental transformation that it has undergone. Mind you, it’s not the only one 🙂

Mule MQ: Bullet Proof JMS – upcoming webinar


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,

Check out the Mule Community website’s new “do”


Just as we’re always driving Mule ESB to make it easier to use, we’re also always taking user feedback and revving the Mule Community website to make it easier to find what you need, when you need it. The Mule Community website has a new look, so check it out!

The new Mule ESB Management Console


I’m proud to announce that we have released the new Mule ESB Management Console (MMC) — this is an important step forward for Mule ESB.

We built MMC based on significant feedback from our customers, and we put the product through two early access pre-releases to incorporate feedback from real users. I must say that I’m pretty pleased with the end result —

Clustering Tomcat in 2 minutes using Tcat and Terracotta


Last week, we did a webinar with Terracotta on scaling and managing your web applications running on Tomcat. During the webinar, I did a short demo that showed a Terracotta profile, which makes it super easy to setup the environment required for web applications that use HTTP session clustering using Terracotta.

I previously blogged about how to create a server profile and apply it to servers here. In this case,

Debugging your Tomcat Webapp with Eclipse


Most of our customers are using Tcat to build APIs. Anypoint Platform combines Tcat’s ease of use with built-in management and support. Whatever you’re building and deploying on Tcat, Anypoint Platform gives you agility, reusability, and transparency. Give Anypoint Platform a try for 30 days and see what you think.

Last update: June 20th, 2017

For those of you who develop in Eclipse,

Including Files Into Tomcat’s server.xml Using XML Entity Includes

April 29 2010


Once in a while I get questions about whether Apache Tomcat implements a way to include other files in server.xml, Tomcat’s main configuration file.  The answer is that there is a way to do it, and that Tomcat didn’t have to implement a new feature for it to work.  The way to do it is: XML entity includes.