How to Implement the File Upload Process in a REST API

September 25 2017

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This post was written by one of the stars in our developer community, Thiago Santana. 

File-sharing is one of the most elementary ways to perform system integration. In the context of web applications, we call “upload” the process in which a user sends data/files from a local computer to a remote computer.

Join us at API World 2017!

September 24 2017

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The world’s largest vendor-neutral API conference and expo, API World, is kicking off this week. And we are excited to announce that we will be on the ground from September 26-27 to talk about API program strategies, demo a solution using GraphQL APIs, show a fun demo that involves Twitter and a Commodore 64, and more!

Drop by booth 210 (left of the main entrance, near the lounge area),

How I Used RAML to Embed a RESTful API into DOOM

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When I was growing up, I loved playing the classic 1993 game DOOM. This is why recently, as part of a talk I gave at APIs and IPAs, I decided to do a demo of how I embedded a RESTful API into DOOM, allowing the game to be queried and controlled using HTTP and JSON.

I wrote the entire API specification for the project in RAML––a RESTful API Modeling Language based on YAML that allows you to create standardized,

Why APIs are Not Like EDI, UML, and Other IT Fads

August 14 2017

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Today, APIs are an important part of how organizations conduct business––from internal APIs that streamline business processes to public APIs that generate revenue for organizations. The rising value of APIs raises the question: are APIs just another technology fad, shining brightly now, but soon to fade out of the spotlight?

HowTo – Build a REST API with XML payload

There is hardly any argument on the fact that APIs are increasingly becoming an important part of how companies do business. API has become the de facto standard to unlock one of their most valuable resources, data.

And as organizations are publishing more APIs, the observed trend is that REST is replacing SOAP as the data transfer protocol of choice. When it comes to the data that APIs serve up, XML is still the most used format.

OData for Pragmatists

Tired of googling and reading about OData without having a chance to play with it? Get happy then, this post is for those pragmatics like me that enjoy learning by doing rather than dealing with theory. If you enjoy the trial and error process, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

What is OData?
Open Data Protocol (OData) is an open protocol to allow the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable RESTful APIs in a simple and standard way.

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,

Introducing the New Mule Agent Architecture

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Hi folks, in this fourth post of the new Mule Agent blog post series I will introduce the Mule Agent architecture and the main advantages it provides.If you missed the previous posts in this series, check them out below:

During its development,

SOAP & REST Attachments in Mule

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I was recently working on a project where we had to handle SOAP attachments. Working with SOAP attachments is the kind of thing that you work on every 3-5 years and then 10 seconds after you are done you forget all about them. All the information required is available in our docs but it can still be good to have a complete end to end example as a reference. Esteban Robles Luna’s (former MuleSoft colleague) blogpost,

Mule Enterprise Management and the new Mule agent

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This is the second of a series of blog posts around the new Mule agent. For an overview of the new Mule agent, be sure to read Introducing the new Mule agent. In this post, I’ll talk about the new agent in relation to the Mule Enterprise Management Console (also known as MMC).

Readers of this post are probably familiar with MMC,