MuleSoft CONNECT is back!

MuleSoft CONNECT 2016, the premier digital business conference where CIOs, IT leaders, and developers meet to exchange ideas and insights on driving digital transformation, is back! If you care about harnessing the digital revolution, mastering the API economy, or learning the best way to connect applications, data, and devices, this conference is for you. MuleSoft blog readers have a special discount code entitling them to 10% off (code: mktg-blog-10) so you’ll definitely want to register for CONNECT today. 

Something old, something new, something connected, and something blue

How are individuals being married to technology? In lots of ways, it turns out. Ross Mason has an article in Entrepreneur this week all about ways in which we’re all developing a closer relationship with our mobile phones and other types of devices. Let’s get a closer look!

Financial Services. Consumers want ways to ease the payment process and get real-time banking information. So, says Ross, “to meet these demands from consumers,

How is technology transforming the NFL?

February 3 2016

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As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers jog onto the field for Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, most eyes will be drawn to their large shoulder pads and shiny helmets. What many people won’t notice, however, are the tiny, quarter-sized RFID transmitters hidden in their shoulder pads. Made by Zebra Technologies, these connected, wearable devices pinpoint each player’s real-time field position, speed, distance traveled and acceleration by emitting radio frequencies to RFID receivers located around the stadium.

IoT security is bad. What can developers do about it?

Ars Technica had a scary article this week about an IoT search engine that allows users to search for webcams displaying anything, including marijuana plantations, bank back rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and yes, sleeping babies. Webcams have easily exploitable security vulnerabilities, and those webcams are broadcasting video via API.

Part of the security problem is consumers. Because webcam manufacturers are working with very tight margins, and customers haven’t seen value in privacy and security,

Extending Connectivity at CES

CES 2016 was supposed to be the year of the connected device – companies of all sizes were unveiling the latest smart devices to make consumers’ lives better and easier. Is this the beginning of the IoT consumer revolution? The picture seems a bit mixed.

This year’s gadgets have been aimed at making sure your home knows what you want before you do. The connected devices that have been announced are all about making everyday tasks easier,

My top 5 predictions for 2016

December 8 2015

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It’s no surprise that business is changing dramatically. The potential afforded by digital transformation could have dramatic effects on companies’ growth, scalability, and revenue. Here are the top 5 trends that I think will have a major effect on businesses next year:

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In 2016, we’ll see interesting Internet of Things use cases come to life, rather than major steps forward in devices themselves. With CES approaching in January,

The future is here

As of October 21, 2015, the future is now the past. That was the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel through time to in Back to the Future 2. Some things have come true in the 1985 vision of 2015 – drones, for example, or self-lacing sneakers, and some things haven’t yet. Where are our flying cars?

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But one thing is certain –

Developer Spotlight: How we made Muletallica

This post is the second in a three-part series covering the IoT projects that came out our first internal hackathon of the year and that we had on display at our first Integration of Things Zone at CONNECT 2015. Missed us there? No worries, not only will you get a sense of the cool installations we built below, you’ll also get a front row seat as to how we built them,

Developer Spotlight: How We Built Stock Cars

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This post is the first in a three-part series covering the projects we built and had on display at our first Integration of Things Zone at CONNECT 2015. Missed us there? No worries, not only will you get a sense of the cool IoT projects we built below, you’ll also get a front row seat as to how we built it, and with what technologies.

Integration of Things Zone at CONNECT 2015

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

– Arthur C. Clarke

Take a quick look around you. Maybe you’re on your way to work, or perhaps you’re waiting in line at the coffee shop. Now take a quick look at the people around you–don’t stare--but try and eyeball the number of people you see. Got it?

Here’s the thing: three out of four of the people around you have a smartphone1.