Why integration isn’t just a problem for IT

Digital transformation is a major initiative already underway or kicking off this year for 92% of organizations. This transformation is critical to the company’s bottom line, as 72% of IT leaders predict their organization will lose revenue if they don’t digitally transform in the next 12 months.

To successfully digitally transform, integration is necessary. Functional teams drive innovative ideas, and hand-off their technical needs to IT. This leads to a backlog of integration tasks — as 94% of IT leaders reporting that the need for integration spans across the entire organization. 

Top 5 blog posts of February 2020

To provide you with the best posts from the past month to go back and read, here are the five most popular blog posts in February 2020:

MUnit for Java Programmers: Test doubles

What are test doubles?

A test double is a term used to describe replacing a dependent component of the functionality that is being tested with a dummy version of the real component — similar to a stunt double, only for unit tests. The test double only needs to emulate the behavior of the original dependent component closely enough that the functionality being tested doesn’t detect it’s not using the real component.

Why the supply chain needs API-led connectivity: data complexity

Managing complexity is at the heart of supply chain strategy. Whether it’s in logistics, planning, procurement, or warehousing, supply chains provide firms with a competitive advantage by adding intricate, automated, or resource-heavy capabilities that can’t be easily replicated.

Introducing the new MuleSoft developer quick start guides

mulesoft developer quick start guide

Are you new to MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform and are looking for a good place to start? I’m proud to announce some of the most popular developer quick start guides that will help you create your first API, build your first integration, and publish your first application to Cloudhub. The goal of these guides is to teach you how to use the platform to achieve success with your own projects.

Getting started with MuleSoft Platform APIs and Postman automation in 15 minutes

They are known by many names: Anypoint Platform APIs, public APIs, MuleSoft’s Platform APIs, but what exactly are PlatformAPIs? Every time you login into Anypoint Platform, you are implicitly calling a set of APIs that are invoked by the UI, which are the PlatformAPIs! And here is the golden lingot: you can make these HTTP requests directly as well.

An API-led approach to tackling healthcare interoperability

There has arguably never been a more optimistic time for interoperability in healthcare. The possibility of fully unlocking clinical data touches everything — from reducing costs and improving outcomes to powering telehealth and bringing house calls into the digital age to enabling the next generation of cancer care. 

But barriers still remain to achieving interoperability that must be overcome. Below we share the vision we co-announced last summer at the White House for achieving true interoperability and driving transformation in healthcare.

Is this the end of microservices?

February 28 2020

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It was inevitable! With such euphoria greeting the concept of microservice architecture in 2014, it was only a matter of time before the trough of disillusionment swallowed the hype. What started with blogs like “What are microservices?” and “Reducing technical debt with microservices,” peaked with articles like  “Can microservices save U.S. Retailers?” and “Why microservices are the foundation to a digital future,” has now come crashing down with pieces like “Goodbye microservices” and “Monoliths are the future.” Where did it all go wrong?

MUnit for Java Programmers: Test fixtures

February 26 2020

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Test fixtures, also known as a test context, sets up the conditions for a test to run. These test conditions will be a known good state that is specific to the code under test. When the test is completed, the state is restored or torn down. Conditions can be set up before a test suite executes and before a test runs. Test suites are extended further by parameterizing executions, enabling the same test to run different inputs. 

5 insights from MuleSoft’s CTO for creating a winning data integration strategy

February 24 2020

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Nearly all (92%) of businesses are currently undertaking digital transformation initiatives or plan to in the next year, but many challenges come with this type of change, including integration. Salesforce recently did an interview with MuleSoft CTO, Uri Sarid, and Salesforce EVP of Solution Engineering for APAC and International, Dan Bognar about those challenges and potential solutions. In part one of this series, they discuss the technological angle of data and integration,