It’s common these days for digital transformation projects for lines-of-business teams to require integration. These folks tend to be less technical but have projects, such as creating an omnichannel experience, that requires data from backend systems to be unlocked. These people can struggle to integrate their legacy systems that don’t have APIs or lack visibility into what APIs are available for the endpoints they need to connect to get the job done.
MuleSoft is continuously striving to increase the clock speed of digital transformation for our customers, and today we’re pleased to partner with leading robotic process automation (RPA) companies to make it even easier to automate repetitive tasks and unlock data from legacy UIs.
As we enter a new decade, APIs are involved in many current technology trends. Web APIs are common in microservices, service mesh, public cloud platforms, machine learning, and smart devices. In this inaugural episode of the APIs Unplugged podcast, Mike Amundsen (MuleSoft API Strategy Advisor) and Matt McLarty (MuleSoft Global API Strategy Leader) discuss the most significant technical trends related to APIs for 2020.
Screen-scraping technology has been used for many years to speed the extraction and input of data by automating the user interface (UI) of an application. Consider a person entering data into an application. When performing manual data input, this person will enter data via the keyboard which transfers that information to fields in the UI of an application. If the user has millions of data-points, they might be better off writing a macro that automates the cut-and-paste of these data-points from a spreadsheet to the application.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.