Mule Creator Ross Mason discusses Mule's evolution over the years and what's new in Mule 3, as well as a new architectural pattern of using ESB's in the cloud. JSON as a data interchange format is discussed, as well as ESB's as a backend for mobile devices.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ross Mason discusses Mule, the role of an ESB, Enterprise Edition versus Community Edition, monitoring and MuleHQ, REST support, cloud-based deployments, Galaxy, governance, Mule integrations, community interaction via MuleForge, and the impact of the current recession upon open source software.
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.