How to distribute your API traffic with MuleSoft load balancers

November 27 2020

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MuleSoft provides two types of load balancers, shared load balancer, and dedicated load balancer to distribute API traffic deployed on the MuleSoft cloud workers. Shared load balancer is multi-tenant and shared with other customers. Dedicated load balancers enable you to deploy and configure one or more custom load balancers within your Anypoint Virtual Private Cloud (Anypoint VPC). The aim of load balancing is to optimize the use of API instances available, maximize throughput,

Meeting consumer (and developer) demand for self-service banking

November 19 2020

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Nish Modi is Senior Vice President, Digital and Business Intelligence Strategy & Product, for CO-OP Financial Services, a provider of payments and financial technology to credit unions. 

How to use multi-tabbing and rename symbol in API designer

Have you ever struggled with opening multiple windows in API Designer as you write your API specification or tediously renamed a symbol by hand in multiple spots of your RAML file? Well, worry no more — API Designer has solved these issues for our developers, making API specification development easier than ever. Introducing API Designer multi-tabbing and rename symbol capabilities! Below I’ll dive into what improvements we’ve made to these features: 

Updating fields with DataWeave made easy: The update operator

This new operator has been called the best thing to happen to DataWeave since sliced bread. It is the result of extensive work with our users on their day-to-day needs. In this blog post, you’ll see first hand how DataWeave scripts can be simplified in 4.3.0 by taking advantage of the latest feature to change field values.

15 APIs to track U.S. election data and information

October 14 2020

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The U.S. election is just around the corner — and this year the election will look much different than previous years. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there are new questions arising around voter health and safety, ballot fraud and security, and voter suppression. There are now more ways to vote — in-person early voting, mail-in ballot, absentee voting, and same-day election polls. We may not even know the final results of the election until weeks later.

Why you can’t have a connected car without modern integration

October 13 2020

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Three years ago, Category 5 Hurricane Irma was quickly approaching the coastline of Florida — forcing many evacuees to frantically join long lines at gas stations to fuel up as they fled north. At the same time, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would boost the range of its cars, enabling Tesla owners to travel further out of the range of the storm. This was accomplished by temporarily providing access to additional reserve battery power.

Connect apps and APIs: Jumpstart your way to an all-digital business

This blog was originally published on the Salesforce blog and was co-written with Ed Cho, Senior Product Marketing Manager on the Platform team.

Cutting doctor’s appointment referral times by half. Processing a bank loan in support of small business in less than two days. Accelerating test results to help stop the spread of disease. IT teams have always been implementing, maintaining, and governing a number of high-demand applications and systems. 

Creating a thriving API ecosystem starting with the API experience

September 30 2020

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APIs are the digital access point to the business capabilities that power the digital economy. The most successful digital organizations recognize that their APIs grow in value the more they are connected to a broader ecosystem of applications, developers, partners, and customer experiences.

How to empower citizen integrators to perform integrations with APIs and RPA

September 9 2020

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It’s common these days for digital transformation projects for lines-of-business teams to require integration. These folks tend to be less technical but have projects, such as creating an omnichannel experience, that requires data from backend systems to be unlocked. These people can struggle to integrate their legacy systems that don’t have APIs or lack visibility into what APIs are available for the endpoints they need to connect to get the job done. 

API monetization: The road to premium starts with freemium

Get ready to have everything you knew about business monetization turned upside down and inside out. It’s been right around a decade since businesses have started effort at formally monetizing APIs and there have been notable successes (e.g. Twilio, AWS), failures (e.g., Edmunds, ESPN) and creative pivots (e.g., Twitter). After 10 years of watching these efforts closely and helping enterprises scale their efforts at API monetization,