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December MuleSoft Meetup Recap: API Discovery, MUnit Testing, and Anypoint Service Mesh

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On Tuesday, December 10th, I went to the Charlotte MuleSoft Meetup to hear thought leaders talk about how APIs can be discovered for reuse and tested using MUnit. I also learned about features to be released in 2020 about a service mesh based on a microservice architecture. This was the Carolina’s fourth meeting this year and the group’s leaders are excited to grow the quarterly events as MuleSoft’s architectural footprint expands.  With about 30 attendees,…
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Last Month’s Nashville Salesforce Administrator Group Meeting… of the Minds!

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I’m the local community leader for the Nashville Salesforce Administrator Group, and last month, I led a joint Nashville Salesforce User Group meeting with the Salesforce Developer Group and Mulesoft User Group. We had about 55 people attend, which was the largest meeting so far! At this holiday-themed meeting, we raffled off many prizes — including a pair of Silverline-branded AirPods and some stellar Mulesoft training and Salesforce certification vouchers!  Building your Salesforce Admin, Developer,…
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Ping? Pong! How to Configure API Healthcheck for Mule 4

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The emergence of API Gateways have created a new and equally important market for functional API monitoring. This is due, in part, to the fact that mission critical APIs require a proactive approach to monitoring as opposed to a reactive approach. Being proactive means catching the problem before it is reported by the consumers. But if we have followed the API-led paradigm to create our Mule apps, how can we make sure all the API…
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Charlotte MuleSoft Meetup Recap: The Power of Transformations

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On Thursday, September 26th, I went to the Charlotte MuleSoft Meetup to hear thought leaders talk about how APIs transform data using an API-led strategy through the use of Mulesoft, DataWeave, and how to securely transform data using Run Time Fabric in the Cloud. This was the Carolina’s third meeting this year and the group’s leaders are excited to grow the quarterly events as MuleSoft’s architectural footprint expands.  Photo of attendees care of Meetup event…
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Dreamforce 2019 Recap from an Integration Trailblazer

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I attended Dreamforce this year with a focus on Integration sessions and MuleSoft-related announcements. As usual, Dreamforce did not disappoint. Accelerators for Service Cloud and Commerce Cloud At the Integration Keynote, I witnessed a few awesome announcements. MuleSoft has announced accelerators for Service and Commerce clouds. These accelerators are a set of integration templates, API specs, and best practices for integrating with these clouds. This should certainly help jump-start Service Cloud and Commerce Cloud projects…
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vCore Economics: The Cost of DIY MuleSoft Deployment

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MuleSoft’s 4.1 went GA in January of 2018, before my start at Silverline. At the time of the launch there were two deployment options — standalone (aka “Naked Mule”), and Cloudhub. This was around the time the team at my previous employer finalized the decision to use MuleSoft and we chose to go with standalone deployment of Mule Runtime 4.1. Fast forward about 10 months: the containerized deployment option called Runtime Fabric was added. Since…
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MuleSoft Meetup Recap: Oklahoma City Inaugural Meeting

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On Friday, September 27th, 2019, Victor Felisbino and I hosted the first ever Oklahoma City MuleSoft Meetup. The meeting took place at a Love’s Travel Stop corporate office, where Victor serves as a Sr. Salesforce Developer. There was no set agenda for the first meeting. The casual get together ove a lunch of Chick-fil-a let us identify our user base in Oklahoma and determine what topics we all wanted to cover in future meetings.  With…
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MuleSoft vs. Other API Gateways: Which is Better?

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With new digital channels increasing customer expectations, traditional methods of application integration are becoming less and less feasible. From SOAs and ESBs to standard API Gateways and MuleSoft, it can be challenging to know what’s right for your business. There are two paradigms in programming: imperative and declarative. As a developer you are likely using both paradigms with different code even if you may not be familiar with the terms.  Source: https://xkcd.com/783/ The comic strip…
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NYC MuleSoft Meetup Recap: Fostering Innovation through APIs

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On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, Silverline hosted the quarterly NYC MuleSoft Meetup at our headquarters. The night kicked off with two presentations and ended with some networking and noshes. First, I led a discussion on Fostering Innovation through APIs. After going through the usual intros and logistical information about the Meetup, I polled the audience for their take on how to foster innovation. The attendees responded with a solid list of the different ideas, which…
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What You Missed at Mulesoft CONNECT in NYC Last Month

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Last month, Silverline sponsored MuleSoft CONNECT, a global integration conference. MuleSoft users, partners, customers, and thought leaders gathered over two days to participate in and facilitate inspiring keynotes, product highlights, breakout sessions, hands-on trainings, and more. Attendees learned to design, build, and manage integrations and APIs, and strategize on how to achieve their IT and business goals. In case you missed it, here’s our take on one of the most influential keynotes of the event.…
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