Many organizations are facing a digital transformation imperative. Digital transformation elicits varying definitions. In short, it can be defined as an ongoing process in which organizations adapt to or drive disruptive positive changes and experiences for their customers and markets by leveraging digital technologies.
A survey by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting found that digital transformation is integral to business success. The digital imperative is clear: “adopt new technologies effectively or face competitive obsolescence.” It is no wonder that digitization efforts are becoming increasingly important for many business leaders – especially CIOs – who view the movement as necessary for organization growth.
Want to be a MuleSoft Champion? Join today!
At MuleSoft, we are very lucky to have a large developer community who have inspired us, driven us forward, and contributed to our growth and success in many ways. The people who make up this community are dedicated to the success and development of its members. One of the most dedicated community champions is Anirban Sen Chowdhary, Analyst Programmer in Hyderabad, India. He has contributed a great deal to help others use and get to know MuleSoft, while applying his own MuleSoft knowledge to a great position at a top global bank.
Everyone is very excited about chatbots as the future of messaging, customer service, information delivery, etc. Facebook touts Messenger bots as AI (e.g. Jarvis) and the press gets excited about how they will change the world. But really, bots are essentially an ESB that listens for keywords and routes responses back to the user. This project will show you how to build one using Anypoint Platform.
What is the most interesting problem you’re working on solving right now?
That’s a good one! I would say it’s working together with my customers to structure a successful MuleSoft journey for them. This includes combining both the technical and organizational aspects of the journey, as well as prioritizing projects, and outlining KPI’s, prerequisites, and success factors. Since MuleSoft is a technology company, some customers often don’t take the above factors into account. Still, they’re crucial to the customers’ success. The most interesting (and challenging) aspect is diving deep into the customer’s world, looking where MuleSoft can add value, and then analyzing what is required from both sides to realize that value. In short, you’re building bridges between IT and Business departments.
Learn more about MUnit and learn more about how to test Mule.
MUnit is a Mule application testing framework which allows you to build automated tests for your Mule integrations and API’s. MUnit is very well integrated with Anypoint Studio.
Various features available with Mule MUnit:
- Create and build Mule tests by writing Mule code.
- Create and build Mule tests by writing Java code.
- Verify Message Processor calls.
- Mock Message Processor.
Check out Anypoint Connector for Cassandra in Exchange.
Apache Cassandra is an open-source NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across commodity hardware. Cassandra was initially developed at Facebook to power the Facebook inbox search feature, and became an Apache project in 2009. Since then, it has been adopted by more than 1,500 companies including Walmart, Netflix, Sony, Macy’s and UBS.
It all started with a simple question from my boss: “Steve, would you like to be in charge of a hackathon at MeetUp?” On the surface, it seemed like an innocuous request since MuleSoft Engineering typically does hackathons about twice a year or so. “Sure,” I thought. “I’ll just get the engineers to self-organize into project teams, order them some pizza, and then sit back and relax while the amazing projects come rolling in.” However, I quickly realized that there was much more to this hackathon than initially met the eye; it would take a considerable amount of careful planning and preparation by a dedicated team of people to pull it off.
In 2016, the Government Accountability Office, a US government watchdog, published an account of the oldest government IT systems. The average age of those systems, which handle things like our nuclear forces, our weather satellites, and incidents involving hazardous materials, is 49.8 years. The oldest system, at 56 years old, is the Internal Revenue System that handles taxpayer data and handles refunds, which is “written in assembly language code — a low-level computer code that is difficult to write and maintain — and operates on an IBM mainframe,” according to the GAO. So it’s no wonder that these legacy systems sometimes struggle to meet modern needs.
Market, technology and legislative trends have created digital transformation needs across industry verticals. The mandate for digital transformation is clear – the question that IT leaders must answer is not “If“, but “How?“
Is it possible to create a conversational bot, fully functional, using Natural Language Processing (NLP), in minutes? Good news, it is.
In this post we will show you how to start from the ground up, giving you everything you need to create your own basic conversational bot, using 100% free accounts and software (yes, all this power for free).
The free accounts and software shown in this post have some limitations and it is designed for you to understand and learn the basics of: