Meet a Muley: Colin Laird, Account Executive

May 19 2017

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I work on the Sales team in our Sydney office as an Enterprise Account Executive at MuleSoft focused on organizations in the Financial Services and Insurance industry in what’s called ANZ North. ANZ North is the New South Wales and Queensland regions within Australia. If you boil it back, my role involves two responsibilities:

  1. Represent what MuleSoft does in the clearest and most succinct way, thereby helping organizations identify and plan on making the most effective and strategic changes to their business

MuleSoft IoT: How to Use Mule Runtime to Light an LED Bulb

May 18 2017

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MuleSoft’s lightweight Runtime Engine can be used to expose microservices and APIs on any IoT device. In this post, I will demonstrate how users can use MuleSoft and a Python script to create a simple API that lights up an LED bulb 10 times in a loop. To get started, please refer to the requirements, video tutorial, and steps below.

Requirements:

Raspberry Pi 3, LED Bulbs, resistors, jumper wires, Mule server, and a breadboard.

Git Repository:

Mule IoT LED Project

The Composite Bank

May 16 2017

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Although we hear a lot about robots replacing jobs, most businesses are already well down the path of automation. Moving forward, businesses will continue to leverage advances in automation technology. However, the new frontier of competitiveness has shifted to product and service innovation. Success on this front goes to those able to create customer experiences that deliver insight and convenience. These experiences are created by understanding the lifestyle needs of mobile consumers, and strategically inserting services that satisfy these needs along the consumer’s path.

Top 4 Pitfalls of the Customer Experience

May 16 2017

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Read MuleSoft’s Connected Consumer Report to learn more about the disconnected consumer, changing consumer expectations, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for banks, retailers, insurers, and public service organizations.

 

We live in a world in which consumers expect on-demand and fully-connected experiences. Organizations cannot escape these expectations and the forces of digital disruption that come with it.

IT Q&A: Ask Ross Anything

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Earlier this year we published our Connectivity Benchmark Report research that surveyed 951 IT decision makers on whether they’ve been able to achieve their digital transformation goals, whether they will have enough resources to do what they want to do this year, and whether they can actually complete all of their projects..

Meet a Muley: Facundo de la Cruz, DevOps Engineer

May 11 2017

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What’s the most interesting problem you’re working on solving right now?

As a DevOps Engineer in our Buenos Aires office, right now, I’m working on a project monitoring system integrations. There are a few legacy solutions that will be deprecated, so I’m using some of the company’s automation tools to migrate all these checkpoints, monitors, and alarms to a new system. It’s a very interesting project because if your monitoring solution is generating a lot of alerts, people tend to ignore them; then one day a very critical alert could be ignored. This project allows us to integrate everything into one system, with very specific metrics, which helps ease the monitoring solution.

Highlights from MuleSoft’s CONNECT 2017

MuleSoft CONNECT 2017

At MuleSoft’s (NYSE: MULE) fourth annual CONNECT conference in San Francisco, tech leaders met to discuss the new innovations and ideas that will disrupt and reinvent business in the coming year. The event also set the stage for the next major release of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, as well as an announcement that the company is joining the Linux Foundation’s Open API Initiative.

Why Messaging Queues Might Not Suck

May 5 2017

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A short while back I wrote a piece, Why Message Queues Suck. The gist of the piece is that for the same labor and overhead required to implement and maintain an inter-service notification architecture using message queues, you can just as easily implement inter-service notification by Direct To Endpoint communication. (Please see Figure 1 below.)

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Figure 1: Direct To Endpoint notification is an alternative to using a standard Pub-Sub pattern.

Meet a Muley: Melissa van der Hecht, Solutions Consultant, Partnering with Customers to Help them Solve Critical Business Challenges

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What’s the most interesting problem you’re working on solving right now?

In my role as Solutions Consultant on the Pre-Sales team, I find the complex transformational projects the most interesting; there are so many different parallel streams of work and the role of integration can vary a lot between them.  For example, a few of the customers I’m currently working with are undergoing large scale legacy modernisation and migration to the cloud, alongside opening access to their data and trying to provide re-usable services that are safe to innovate on as well as fulfil business-critical processes.  Having to think about a piece of integration from many different perspectives and different consumer experiences, rather than just how we can integrate with a specific system, is fascinating to get my brain stuck into.

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!