Why APIs are not just for tech companies

February 22 2018

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Looking across the entire landscape of software that businesses buy, it is clear that APIs are becoming a competitive differentiator for companies of all sizes.

Part 1: How to build SCIM user provisioning

February 15 2018

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User management and provisioning have always been tedious and time-consuming tasks for IT professionals. If you’ve seen any of my blog posts before, you’ll know that there are two things I like: exposés in the form of parentheses and removing tedious manual work.

Naturally, this meant I ended up trying to solve user management. One of the first questions I asked when I started addressing this problem was: why hasn’t this been solved yet?

MuleSoft at MuleSoft: The Center for Enablement’s discovery phase

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Previously, I wrote a blog post about IT Engineering here at MuleSoft and how we use MuleSoft products at MuleSoft. Inter-team communication is critical for us to complete projects and we decided to implement a Center for Enablement (C4E) approach internally. The MuleSoft customer success team offered to assist us in pursuing an evolved approach to developing MuleSoft applications for IT.

MuleSoft at MuleSoft: Using our own products in IT engineering at MuleSoft

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I’ve been an Integration Architect in IT engineering here at MuleSoft for about one and a half years. When I arrived, our group had a full queue of potential development projects, but were still maintaining many legacy and point-to-point applications created by external developers outside of IT. Each application was designed well and accomplished singular goals that satisfied the use cases from the business owners, but it’s been challenging to maintain these legacy applications within the context of our ever-evolving products.

How to make your website faster than 97% of other sites

February 1 2018

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Recently, the RAML team decided it was time for an updated server infrastructure. The original site used a web-based Content Management System (CMS) that required a lot of costly server resources. Each client request to the CMS invoked scripts that rendered the pages from outside sources, such as the database and theme;

This led to significant processing time before providing what was, in most cases, a static page. Of course, we ran a caching layer in front of the web server to speed up some requests,

Your next integration project should be an API project

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During my time at MuleSoft, I’ve had a lot of conversations with people from other companies about their specific challenges and one recurring theme is almost always present: the conversation starts out talking about point-to-point integrations. It’s pretty natural when presented with two systems to want to draw a connection. The data here is needed there and, after that, we’re done because a problem was solved.

The Mule vs the hound: Kerberos support in MuleSoft

January 10 2018

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One of the more challenging aspects of integration work is dealing with various security protocols. This holds true both as a consumer of a secured service and as a producer of a service that must enforce the security protocol.

HowTo – Perform date arithmetic with DataWeave

December 6 2017

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When integration involves different applications, systems, or databases, we face a common challenge: how do we bridge between data formats and how can we provide interoperability for fields that store dates and date/time values?  

Mule 4 and Anypoint Studio 7 Early Access release

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Today, we’re very excited to announce the Early Access (EA) version of Mule 4 and Studio 7. Mule 4 adds vastly more power, higher speeds, and greater simplicity into the famously small footprint of Mule – the industry’s leading all-purpose engine for building application networks. The Early Access release builds on the previous Mule 4 and Studio 7 releases, adding finalized APIs and DSL for early adopters and partners, Mule SDK availability,

The new FTP and SFTP Connectors

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We recently released new connectors for FTP and SFTP connectivity in Mule 4, now available in Anypoint Exchange. Even though FTP and SFTP are two very different protocols, we crafted these connectors to be practically identical, providing an easy and consistent experience. As a result, the same use cases are addressed in a similar way in both protocols.

And it gets better! Remember the new file connector we discussed a while ago?