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,

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!