API-led connectivity and CQRS: How Mule supports traditional integration tasks

API led connectivity

There is a lot of interest in how Mule supports emerging patterns like CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation), so I wanted to create a series of blog posts discussing an insightful approach. Over the course of the series so far, we described the initial problem at hand and how to solve it using CQRS and API-led Connectivity. Next, we designed and implemented the synchronous Query API application followed by the implementation of the asynchronous Command API application with a composable API architecture.

API-led Connectivity and CQRS: API layering and the CQRS API implementation

In this 4 part blog series, I describe in detail how one might go about modernizing a functional, but legacy Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) application without redeveloping (or even touching) it. Why? The release cycle for the legacy app is too long and it doesn’t scale in a way that will meet the needs of newly required mobile application.

Additionally, an aspect of SOLID software design is the Open/Closed Principle which in our case can be applied as we are extending and providing functionality without actually modifying the core application.

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.

Beyond Integration, Part 2: Shattering Monoliths


After Peak Time Handling, and its heated discussions :), the Beyond Integration series continue with this new installment!

The thought of working on a legacy system makes developers shiver: they know the feeling of tiptoeing in a crystal palace or trying to run with lead-soled shows (and sometimes having to do both at the same time). At higher hierarchical levels, the idea of touching a legacy system doesn’t create much joy either,