Roundup: Top 7 blogs – second quarter

blog roundup

In the second blog roundup of this year, we are highlighting the top 7 blogs over the last three months––providing you, our readers, with insight into the top stories you may have missed!

1. Why the monolith isn’t dead

Many praise the microservices design approach, but does this mean that a monolithic architecture is outdated and inefficient? Think again. Read this blog to learn more about monolithic architectures and see what use cases render a monolithic design ideal.

Insights from MuleSoft’s technology and education roundtable

More and more students are pursuing higher education. In the UK alone, during the past school year, over 2.32 million students enrolled in university. Today, technology is taking a front seat in the education sector, which is why MuleSoft recently hosted a UK technology and education roundtable in partnership with UCAS (the equivalent of the Common Application organization in the U.S.). Attendees – from data and enterprise architects to IT and information system leaders – discussed the role that IT teams and technology play in the higher education sector and shared common challenges.

Introducing Anypoint Monitoring

Governance, visibility, and control are the trifecta requirements for software management. With digital landscapes comprised of APIs, integrations, applications, hardware devices, on-premises systems, and SaaS tools, the companies with the most accurate pulse on their digital landscapes are the ones setting economic and digital trends.

9 upcoming developer Meetups to attend in July

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This June, five groups led their very first Meetup! Congratulations to our Meetup leaders in Montreal, Hyderabad, Delhi, Porto, and Kansas City!

It looks like July will be a Meetup-filled month, as we will have MuleSoft Meetups on four continents. Cities such as Paris, Tokyo, Lahore, and Houston will hold their very first Meetups, while Indianapolis, Pune, Jalandhar, Panama City, and Sydney will hold new Meetups as well.

Using Anypoint Platform to securely access backend APIs

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This is a guest blog from Kian Ting, an Integration Software Engineer at Christchurch City Council. The broader team consists of Kian Ting, Eden Le Comte, Deborah Murfin, Kevin Prince, and Ben Warner.

Christchurch, New Zealand, has a population of 381,800 and as a Council we want all residents to know what’s going on in and around the city.

Top 3 insights on building a connected customer experience

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Customer experience is a key competitive differentiator for businesses across industries––from retail to banking. Every part of the business has an important role to play in delivering unique customer experiences; which is why the “business” and “IT” must now, more than ever, collaborate to create customer experiences that differentiate their brand from their competition.

The future of digital retail

The retail landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, with Amazon repeatedly disrupting the industry. It can seem like the retail industry is in crisis; what is actually happening, though, is that the retail industry is undergoing some profound changes and most retailers are treading water.

10 ways Mule 4 will make your life easier

mule 4 launch

By now, you have probably heard a lot about how Mule 4 makes it easier to leverage the power of Mule in your integrations. In fact, many of our customers are already adopting Mule 4––providing great feedback about how they can on-ramp new developers much faster.

Microservices versus APIs

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I have always been a firm believer that there is no such thing as a dumb question. Many times I have outed myself as the dumbest guy in this room with a simple question, and in the process, I hope I have been able to enlighten others.

Meet a Muley: Hernán Nóbile, Solutions Engineer

Meet Hernán Nóbile, who works in Pre-sales as a Global Solutions Engineer in our Buenos Aires office. Perhaps the title of his role – Pre-sales – makes him sound like a salesman, but that’s not the case.