There’s an API for That, Even Your Mailbox

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In my role at MuleSoft, I advise federal agencies and commercial businesses in connecting their applications, data, and devices. Those conversations center around building modern Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to create new capabilities. A modern API is one that enables systems to exchange information securely using broadly adopted standards like REST and JSON.  

These days there are APIs for nearly everything, like an API for your thermostat. I can change the temperature in my house from my phone or my smartwatch using an application that interacts with my thermostat’s API.

Choosing the right integration and ESB platform


This is my final post in a series of to ESB or not to ESB articles where I have attempted to shed some light on what an ESB really is and show some alternative architectures for performing integration.  I’ve given an overview of four main architectures that I saw most often and provided some context about the benefits and the considerations of each.

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API Layer and Grid Processing Architecture – ESB or not to ESB Revisited Part 3

In this penultimate part of my ESB or not to ESB series I’m going to cover two more architectures; API Layer and Processing Grid providing the benefits and considerations for each.

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