Hi all, in this post I wanted to introduce you to how we are thinking about integration patterns at MuleSoft. Patterns are the most logical sequences of steps to solving a generic problem. Like a hiking trail, patterns are discovered and established based on use. Patterns always come in degrees of perfection with much room to optimize or adopt based on the needs to solve business needs. An integration application is comprised of a pattern and business use case.
In this post, I wanted to give an analogy around how to think about API’s, connectors, and integration applications. This is something that can be confusing when you first start working with or building integrations since the definitions of applications and connectors are relative terms which means that they differ in the application space vs the integration space. Let’s say that you want to connect your laptop to your TV so that you can watch some YouTube videos.
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