GeoNames Cloud Connector for Mule

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More and more companies are using geocoding at some point in their business processes. Geocoding can help companies take smarter decisions by offering customers location-specific services and more. The fact is, geocoding is becoming a go-to resource for those with high hopes of increasing revenue, reducing expenses, and driving up customer loyalty and satisfaction. This is where an API like GeoNames comes into play.

 

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Cloud Connectors + Mule iON screencast

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This post is all about developing Cloud Connectors and deploying apps to Mule iON, but rather than just using words I created a screencast that demonstrates how to use Cloud connectors and Mule Flow to build applications that can be run on Mule or Mule iON.

Cloud Connectors provide simple and reusable integration with Social Media APIs (like Facebook and Twitter) and Cloud platforms (for example Amazon Web Services).

Announcing Mule iON, the industry’s first integration PaaS

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We’re pleased to announce Mule iON public beta, a cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that enables developers to integrate and orchestrate applications and services.  With Mule iON, you can integrate with popular SaaS application, cloud services, and social media platforms easily using a library of out-of-the-box cloud connectors. At the same time, you can integrate your enterprise applications as well,

Developers, why use a PaaS?

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While cloud trends have been gaining momentum over the lat 8 years or so,  developers have largely been nonplused. After all, both SaaS and IaaS largely affect the business and IT (and developers are largely allergic to buzz words and trends). However, PaaS is all about the developer.  PaaS addresses the part where we build stuff.

Identity Management for the Cloud

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I spent 2 years of my life working as an Identity Management (IdM) consultant a long time ago, when clouds were related to weather and SAAS sounded like the Scandinavian Airlines. The environment changed an now more and more companies are moving to the cloud relying on applications living outside their firewalls, but there’s something that didn’t change: The need to provision user accounts. This is the main reason why I will like to spend some of my free time the next months trying to build an IdM solution for the cloud on the cloud.

Integrate your SalesForce data with Mule

May 11 2011

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SalesForce.com has always been a pioneer in the software as service(SaaS) space. By offering a reliable and highly flexible interface they have grown to a company with revenues of over a billion dollars a year. Currently today many companies store their system of record in SalesForce or at the very least use it for management of all customer accounts and opportunities. With such valuable information it isn’t any surprise that the need to integrate SalesForce.com with other systems in the enterprise is highly desirable. In this post I will take you though the use of Mule with SalesForce.

Cloud APIs and the new spaghetti factory

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With the explosion of APIs (funny that we have started using the term APIs instead of web services) what have created a monster integration challenge that I talked about in a previous post about cloud silos. However, to get an idea of how this challenge will manifest itself I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some statistics.

API Growth

Programmable web is a great resource for tracking APIs and mashups and has become the defacto registry for web APIs.

Introducing integration PaaS (iPaaS)

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This isn’t an industry that needs more acronyms but there is no stopping the cloud *aaS rocket ship so its better to clearly define new categories that get created as we fly towards the clouds. Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) is a new type of service tailored specifically for integration applications. The term ‘PaaS’ is a layer of cloud software that deals with the platform for building applications (if you are not familiar with PaaS take a look at my previous post).

What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)

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With 2011 being touted as the year of the PaaS there are still many questions to be answered. I thought I’d offer up my $0.02.

Let’s quickly go over the basics of where PaaS sits. There are 3 defined service layers to the cloud: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Both IaaS and SaaS are easier concepts to understand and have been around longer.

Apple Push Notifications with Mule Cloud Connect

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So you have written this new cool service (hopefully using Mule), and you even develop an insanely great iOS app to complement your new cool service. In todays article I’m going to show you how you can make your service even more awesome with Mule Cloud Connect by allowing your service to send push notifications to your iOS app.

What is Mule Cloud Connect?

Mule Cloud Connect is a technology part of Mule ESB 3 release,