There’s an API for That, Even Your Mailbox

August 16 2017

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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.  

What is an API Fragment?

August 7 2017

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An API fragment is a portion of an API specification, which is why understanding it starts at the API specification level. An API spec consists of a plan of how your API should look structurally – like a blueprint of a house.

The API spec documents what an API does and the expected call and response you can expect from it. It’s a key part of API development because it can help you isolate design flaws or problems before you write a line of code. A way to create APIs more efficiently is to get reuse by reusing portions or fragments of APIs into specs.

Best Practices for Planning, Designing, and Managing APIs

July 19 2017

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The size of the API economy is at an all-time high, with ProgrammableWeb reporting that there are over 17,000 APIs available on the web. The increasing demand for APIs has created a need to apply key API best practices.

Now Available: API Console v4.0

June 28 2017

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I am excited to announce a new version of our open source API console. The 4.0 release comes with a completely new and responsive UI, improved capabilities for trying out your API, and additional tools to integrate automated builds into your CI/CD pipeline.

The API console can be run as a standalone web application or easily integrated into your own website, making it easy to incorporate into an existing developer portal with a fully branded layout. We are also looking forward to the new API console becoming fully integrated into Anypoint Platform with upcoming releases.

Open API and RAML: Better Together

April 27 2017

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Is it possible to have your cake and eat it too? In the world of API specs, we believe the answer is yes. We have been strong supporters of RAML, the RESTful API Modeling Language, since its inception, and we are if anything even more excited and committed about the value it brings to the API ecosystem.

Webinar: Full lifecycle API management with Anypoint Platform

November 21 2016

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This webinar is now available to watch on-demand.

Last week, Gartner published its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management, which covers “the planning, design, implementation, publication, operation, consumption, maintenance and retirement of APIs.”  Proudly, MuleSoft is in the Leaders quadrant for the second year in a row.  In the report, Gartner lists the following as one of MuleSoft’s strengths:

API security: Platform capabilities and API-led Connectivity example

November 10 2016

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This is part 3 of my API security blog series. I will be showing an example scenario of how Anypoint platform can be a vital component of a secure API-led architecture and the capabilities to securing the API.

If you missed part 1 and part 2 here they are:

  1. API security: Ways to authenticate and authorize
  2. API security: Keeping data private but accessible

What is the API economy?

November 8 2016

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What is the API economy? We believe that the API economy is one of the most profound occurrences to affect global business today. It is transforming every company and every industry — no matter how big your company is, no matter how established your industry is, no matter what kind of competitors you have. The API economy is the sum total of all the data transactions that are enabled by APIs.

MuleSoft Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Full Lifecycle API Management Magic Quadrant

October 31 2016

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We are pleased to be recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management.

Full lifecycle API management covers the planning, design, implementation, publication, operation, consumption, maintenance, and retirement of APIs and services. Enterprise API management needs to comprehensively cover all stages in an API’s lifecycle, as different strategies and best practices are required for each.

Virtual reality in the enterprise – is it right for your organization?

September 16 2016

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The world has worked itself into a frenzy over Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game where Pikachu and his associates appear in local shops and restaurants. Many observers may have looked at this and thought that virtual reality will never have any impact on the enterprise.