Groundhog Day: Cloud Silos

February 10 2011


There is no denying it, the cloud is having a massive impact on all our lives. In the enterprise many of the applications that we to host in our own data centers now live in the cloud.  We are a fairly typical company in terms of our IT, we don’t host any business software in house. We use Google Apps, Salesforce, Intaact, Marketo, and more. We do it because it is convenient,

Mule Payment Services

January 25 2011


If you are selling a product or a service online, chances are you’ve had to integrate with any number of payment services available today. As any application developer will tell you, the integration with the payment system is only one step of an order process.

Mule Payment Services makes it easier to use payment services from different providers. We started with connectors to Authorize.Net and CyberSource (both companies owned by Visa).

System Admins. R.I.P.?

January 20 2011


The advent of the cloud has brought a wave of changes in IT from the way we provision servers to the applications we use. At MuleSoft Google Apps provides email and office productivity services, Salesforce provide us with sales, support and product tracking, Marketo provides our marketing automation services and Atlassian gives us issue tracking and development productivity tools. All of these applications are hosted by our services providers,

Building Rich Browser-based Apps with Mule Cloud Connect

January 19 2011


We’ve seen a great response to Mule Cloud Connect from users and partners. Many folks want to see it in action so we thought it would be good to put together a webinar with a live demo.

One of the drivers for Mule Cloud Connect was that we are seeing that traditional three-tiered application architecture is outmoded – Web applications today require integrating multiple data-sources and services, both in the cloud and behind the firewall,

Run Mule, Run! Mule 3.1 is out

January 11 2011


The Mule team is very pleased to announce the general availability of Mule ESB 3.1. This release packs a lot of new shiny awesomeness.

Cloud Connect

We received loads of great feedback on Mule Cloud Connect and the team has been working hard on new improvements. Cloud Connectors now have specific XML schemas making it really easy to orchestrate data services between cloud and enterprise applications. This means Cloud Connectors can now be used in flows.

Ross Mason talks Mule 3

October 8 2010


Mule 3 was recently announced, bringing significant new features to the open source Mule ESB and reaffirming it as the most powerful yet lightweight and simple-to-use ESB out there.

Mule project founder Ross Mason recently sat down for a video interview where he talked about the history of the Mule project, what’s new in Mule 3, and what’s to come in the future for Mule ESB.

Say Hello to Mule 3

September 15 2010


The Mule team are really excited to announce Mule 3, the next generation open source ESB platform. It’s been a long time coming and the team have done a stellar job redefining what you should expect from an ESB. This release marks some significant new features as well as changes to Mule itself that result in the most powerful, light-weight and simple to use ESB out there.

Building Applications Across the Cloud and Enterprise Using Mule


I am speaking this afternoon at OSCON on Building Applications Across the Cloud and Enterprise Using Mule. SOA and virtualization play critical roles in enabling cloud computing and an ESB can help to bridge the chasm between traditional enterprise technologies and cloud-based infrastructure and services.

How SOA paved the way for Cloud

February 25 2009


Though some think SOA failed and others see it only as a partial success, this has been because of the approach to SOA and not its underlying principles. SOA (or what I’d rather call Service Orientation, but that doesn’t fit our obsession with TLAs) is responsible for beginning a new evolution in the way we build software. This change is as fundamental as the shift to OO programming but essentially a much bigger jump: OO was adopted one developer at a time,