MuleSoft recently announced their Anypoint Platform supporting the development, deployment and integration of cloud and on-premise services. InfoQ caught up with MuleSoft CTO Ross Mason during his global Mule Summit tour to talk about the new platform. Ross founded the open-source Mule project.
This week, MuleSoft released version 3.1 of its enterprise service bus, Mule ESB. Mule 3.0 was released in September with one major focus: "simplify everything...to make Mule 3 more accessible to everyone". This week, Mule 3.1 takes the simplification further by focusing on Mule Cloud Connect, Mule Flow and BPM.
Ross Mason, founder of MuleSource expressed his frustration with OSGi: "OSGi is a great specification for middleware vendors, but a terrible specification for the end user." He argues that OSGi just isn’t ready for the developer yet as it is too difficult to completely make it invisible to a developer.
Tcat Server, an Apache Tomcat-based application server created by MuleSoft (formerly MuleSource), was released today. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Mahau Ma, Greg Schott and Ross Mason of MuleSoft to learn more about Tcat Server and another new integration framework called iBeans.
In an article on SOA Governance, Ross Mason, CTO and Co-Founder, MuleSource, says that in today's world, the traditional top-down philosophy for SOA is outmoded and outdated and urges for a more practical real-world approach to governance and SOA in general.
Forrester Research has just released a new 171-criteria evaluation of enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, which finds that Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, and TIBCO Software have the most-focused ESB and service-oriented-architecture- (SOA-) related strategies, the most-mature tooling, and the greatest flexibility in deployment and configuration.
InfoQ has published a sample chapter from the book “Open Source ESBs In Action”, authored by Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen, and took the opportunity to interview the authors about their experience in using open source ESBs in real-world projects.
Nestlés Nespresso SA division, which is headquartered in Paudex, Switzerland, recently announced the successful completion the first phase of their SOA initiative 'NesOA' in just six months! Optaros and MuleSource helped define and implement a new middleware architecture called Nespresso Open Architecture, or NesOA.
In this article, a book excerpt from Open Source ESB in Action, Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen present a way of integrating applications through mail servers when speed and performance are not paramount. The article shows how to use SMTP and POP3 protocols from Mule and ServiceMix to communicate back and forth with Apache James, an open source mail server.
MuleSource, a provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, announced the general availability of Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5.
In this presentation from QCon London 2007, William Soo and Meeraj Kunnumpurath discuss the Voca transaction processing system architecture, the previous Mainframe-based architecture, architectural challenges and requirements, the new Spring and J2EE-based architecture, upcoming challenges for Voca, and technologies to watch for in the future.
Mule, a lightweight and highly scalable ESB, has just release Mule 2.0. New features in the 2.0 release include improved configuration using XML Schema, a closer Spring integration, and signification architectural improvements.
Mule founder Ross Mason talks about the the role of the ESB, when to use and not to use ESBs, BPEL, and ESBs vs. integration brokers. Mule is an open source ESB and Ross discusses how people are using Mule and how it compares to commercial alternatives. Ross reveals that Mule got its name because it takes the donkey work out of integration projects.
TheServerSide has posted a case study on the Mule Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) by Eugene Ciurana. It covers such items as the installation of Mule, using it as a common JMS transport, and commercial support offerings.
In this NoFluff talk, Mark Richards tells us what an ESB is, its role, what capabilities it provides, and the various ways an ESB can be implemented. He takes a close look at the JBI specification (JSR-208) and explains what impact it will have with the ESB world. This will teach you how to determine your own specific requirements for an ESB and then match these requirements to the product space.