8 most popular blog posts of 2018

2018 blog posts

This year we published over 235 blog posts in 2018 with insights gleaned from our incredible developer community, partners, and customers. Our content covered a wide range of content—from APIs versus web services to common API design mistakes to deploying a Mule application with a Maven and Jenkins pipeline. Here are the eight most popular blog posts in 2018.

To deliver on AI’s promise: Take the brain from the jar

December 4 2018

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AI application network

Companies need to take the AI brain “out of the jar”; using application networks that enable AI to plug in and out of any data source or capability.

How IoT can enhance customer experiences

Iot customer experience

Rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach, the most successful businesses are rapidly tailoring offerings for customers in real time.

Docker and MuleSoft partner to accelerate digital transformation

Docker Partnership Announcement

Today’s organizations are under pressure to digitally transform their business, but struggle to keep up with an ever-increasing number of applications, data and devices. That’s why we’re partnering with Docker to help customers modernize their applications and unlock data to innovate faster than ever before. Docker is a leader in the enterprise container platform market.

Together, MuleSoft and Docker are making it easier to containerize, modernize,

Should businesses bank on APIs to solve the legacy conundrum?

November 8 2018

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Bank APIs

It is imperative for banks and other financial services businesses to ‘go digital’, in response to legislation (i.e., PSD2) and to increasing pressure from smaller, more nimble fintechs.

What are perceived and actual security concerns for APIs?

security concern apis

APIs are rapidly becoming one of the most important infrastructural layers of the Internet while at the same time becoming a critical component of modern day attacks. They are difficult to secure and determined hackers are extremely tenacious in finding ways to exploit them. Despite what some people — even experts — would lead you to believe, there are no silver bullets. That said, when proactively managed and secured, the efficacy of APIs greatly outweighs the risks associated with deploying them.

How to build for change in a cloudy world

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The cloud market is on the rise, with organizations drawn to the promise of increased agility, reduced costs and improved operational efficiency. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21.4 percent, from $153.5 billion in 2017 to $186.4 billion in 2018. Yet, while most organizations are using multiple clouds or deploying hybrid cloud environments, it is rarely part of a thought-out strategy. More often than not,

From monolith to microservices – an architect’s first-hand account (Part 2)

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This is a guest blog from a member of the MuleSoft community. Brad Cooper is a senior developer with more than 20 years professional experience in a variety of tools and languages, including Anypoint Platform. He holds numerous MuleSoft certifications, – including MuleSoft Certified Developer: Integration Professional – and hopes to add MuleSoft Certified Architect: Solution Design Specialist in the near future.

In my last post I described how and why,

Why GDPR compliance is a ready-made problem for APIs

gdpr apis

If you were existing anywhere but under a rock for the last few weeks, then you were probably subjected to a gauntlet of GDPR notifications from the websites that you frequent, including ProgrammableWeb. They may not have even mentioned GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation. But the sudden onslaught of these messages while visiting those sites, or via email, or both was unquestionably due to the mad rush by website operators (your’s truly included) to meet the May 25 deadline for complying with the sweeping privacy regulation that was established by the European Commission (EC).

APIs in the world of IT operations

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In a previous life, I worked primarily with the operational side of the IT business, which is concerned with monitoring and operational alerting. The requirements we implemented were variations on a theme that typically started with the business asking IT to provide an SLA  for “availability” of a service as well as an SLA for the responsiveness of a service. On the surface, these requirements were clean and simple, but in practical terms, things got murky very quickly.