Introducing new triggers with the Salesforce Connector

February 28 2018

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We are introducing new features and lots of improvements in Mule 4. In support of Mule 4, we are also focusing on improving user experience of the Salesforce Connector, one of the most popular SaaS applications. In this blog post, I will showcase a demo that provides insight into the new capabilities in the Salesforce Connector.

MuleSoft at MuleSoft: Creating a lookup System API with a C4E

In the previous blog post of this series on C4E, I discussed using an API-led approach to build software applications. The C4E practice encourages reuse of resources, collaboration with third-party developers, and frequent direct interaction with business owners. During the initial discovery phase, the team recognizes the opportunity to develop a System API that provides an endpoint for retrieving data from a lookup list. The System API also allows for the list to be replaced and updated.

Why APIs are key to omnichannel retailing

February 26 2018

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Digital technology has transformed the retail industry over the past decade. The rise of eCommerce is at the centre of these changes, presenting both a major opportunity and a threat for retailers. Retailers of all shapes and sizes now require an online presence to be successful, whether the retailer is a major high-street chain running a flagship eCommerce site or a small boutique hosting its store on an Amazon micro-site. With the internet effectively flattening the retail marketplace,

MeetUp 2018 through the eyes of Muleys

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As a fast-growing company, one of the biggest challenges we face is how to maintain our close-knit, collaborative culture as we scale. About 9 years ago, our then 24-person, globally distributed team gathered in San Francisco for one week of face-to-face working sessions and team building, planting the seeds for an event that would later become a core driver in maintaining global connectedness—MeetUp.

Why APIs are not just for tech companies

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Looking across the entire landscape of software that businesses buy, it is clear that APIs are becoming a competitive differentiator for companies of all sizes.

Have you had your Bezos moment? What you can learn from Amazon

February 20 2018

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When people and companies grow wildly successful, we often forget that they have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. Yet, we often find ourselves speculating, how do they do what they do…and how do they do it so well?

The power of Positive Leadership

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Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting some of my work at MuleSoft during a seminar put on by Bobbie LaPorte on the topic of Positive Leadership. Bobbie is an experienced Executive Coach and tri-athlete, she recently completed her Master’s degree in Positive Leadership and Strategy.

In my work with Bobbie and through her education on Positive Leadership, she identified ways that I had been practicing some of the principles in my leadership style,

Part 1: How to build SCIM user provisioning

February 15 2018

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User management and provisioning have always been tedious and time-consuming tasks for IT professionals. If you’ve seen any of my blog posts before, you’ll know that there are two things I like: exposés in the form of parentheses and removing tedious manual work.

Naturally, this meant I ended up trying to solve user management. One of the first questions I asked when I started addressing this problem was: why hasn’t this been solved yet?

Welcome to the coherence economy

February 14 2018

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Nearly 20 years ago, there was a major economic shift — from a services economy to an experience economy. Since then, the accelerating pace of technology, fueled by hyperspecialization, digitization, and the ability to programmatically control these new environments, has been quietly ushering in a new economy set to challenge every industry — the coherence economy.

MuleSoft at MuleSoft: The Center for Enablement’s discovery phase

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Previously, I wrote a blog post about IT Engineering here at MuleSoft and how we use MuleSoft products at MuleSoft. Inter-team communication is critical for us to complete projects and we decided to implement a Center for Enablement (C4E) approach internally. The MuleSoft customer success team offered to assist us in pursuing an evolved approach to developing MuleSoft applications for IT.