Test Your Knowledge of APIs

API Expert Test

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are all around us––whether it is the Google Maps API that enables users to locate their ride on the Uber app or the Facebook API that enables users to log into a number of websites with their Facebook credentials.

Today, the API economy is growing rapidly, with the ProgrammableWeb reporting that there are now over 17,000 APIs available in the market. APIs are becoming an increasingly important part of the applications and devices we use every day. How much do you know about APIs? Test your knowledge with this brief quiz!

Will Facebook’s Thoughts API Eliminate the Mouse and Keyboard?

May 1 2017

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At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced a beta trial of its Thoughts project. Thoughts is a collaboration between Facebook and the research community that has set a goal of typing 100 words per minute, 5x faster than typing on a smartphone, straight from someone’s brain. The interface between the brain and the integrated app is the Thoughts API that bypasses the need for keyboard, words, or other motor functions.

Webinar: How to Scale API Adoption: Best Practices from ADP

April 28 2017

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Being able to scale successful initiatives fast can be a competitive differentiator in today’s hypercompetitive digital environment. It’s not easy for teams tasked with implementing technology in the enterprise though; 50% of IT decision makers say they were unable to complete all the projects they were asked to deliver last year.

That’s a significant IT delivery gap to plug.

Open API and RAML: Better Together

April 27 2017

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Is it possible to have your cake and eat it too? In the world of API specs, we believe the answer is yes. We have been strong supporters of RAML, the RESTful API Modeling Language, since its inception, and we are if anything even more excited and committed about the value it brings to the API ecosystem.

The Future of the Online Retail Industry

April 26 2017

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As online retail grows and more shoppers move to the web, retailers will face a series of challenges. How can they best prepare for the successful future of the online retail industry?

The online retail industry has witnessed significant growth over the last several decades. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, online retail accounted for $136.6 billion in sales in 2007. By 2015 the number of sales online more than doubled and surpassed $340 billion. The future of the online retail industry promises to be even more prominent, with Forrester predicting online sales will reach 523 billion in the U.S. alone, by 2020.

When iPaaS Goes Awry – Don’t accelerate your point-to-point connections

The Shortest Way

A recent report from Mckinsey revealed that when companies pursue digital transformation, the complexity of IT architecture increases.  This complexity doesn’t happen immediately. Most companies start the journey to digital transformation by adopting modern cloud applications like Salesforce, Workday, and ServiceNow. In isolation, these apps reduce complexity — but they need to be connected to other systems to be valuable.  Creating this value typically drives an increase in point-to-point connections, a reduction in the quality documentation, and a decrease in service reuse,  which ultimately increases architectural complexity.

Apply to join MuleSoft’s Catalyst Accelerator for Banking Beta

April 20 2017

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The combination of legislative, technological, and market pressures has created a digital transformation imperative in banking. Addressing this imperative requires the ability to expose and orchestrate data between banking and non-banking systems, and does so in a way that promotes reuse, accelerates project delivery, and ensures the highest level of security.

MuleSoft Announces Crowd, the Next Major Release of Anypoint Platform to Harness Innovation From Across the Enterprise

April 20 2017

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We are very excited to announce Crowd, which features powerful collaboration capabilities that enable the creation, saving, discovery, and reuse of APIs and other integration assets within Anypoint Platform. This release will drive new levels of business agility, increasing the speed of innovation for IT teams throughout the enterprise.

Inside MuleSoft APAC: Getting AMPed

April 19 2017

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I’m writing this having a coffee and looking out at a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, in a brand new office built to accommodate plenty more passionate Muleys in the coming months. It’s pretty remarkable to be here right now because just four years ago, there was no coffee, no office, no view. Four years ago, I had just started at MuleSoft as employee number one for the APAC region. I knew I was embarking on something special—the leadership, particularly in the field organization, is unparalleled (I’ve worked with some of the leaders at previous organisations). The more I learned about the market opportunity at hand and the absolute potential for growth and impact, the more I was hooked and haven’t looked back.

5 UX Lessons Learned from Disneyland

April 17 2017

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Disneyland is a fantastic place to learn about UX (user experience) design. We would like to share 5 of the many UX lessons we learned on a recent visit.

Disneyland has long been regarded as the “happiest place on earth,” largely because of the carefully curated guest experience. Disneyland possesses an atmosphere of excitement and adventure and greets returning visitors with a wave of nostalgia. It has been upheld as a gold standard in customer service and has employed sophisticated design methods to help guests suspend belief and experience magic.