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Singaram Subramanian06/07/13
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Multiple WSDLs for Generating JAX-WS artifacts w/ CXF’s Maven Plugin

Each element corresponds to a WSDL for which we need to generate artifacts. Check out my XML snippet below...

Steven Willmott06/06/13
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API Business Models

Guillaume Balas, our CMO, talked about API Business Models, about how to define your API business strategy based on your core business assets, and about how to enable new business models for your company by exposing and API. Here are some of the highlights of his talk...

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/13
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DDD and SOA Pitfalls

Developers building a Service Oriented Architecture commonly run into pitfalls such as using too many web services or using the wrong ESB. These are just some of the tips from this short video.

David Shepherd06/06/13
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Testing for the API Economy

Creating integrations is hard, but testing them is even harder. Here are the hard-won best practices that we’ve developed which you can apply to your integrations.

Isaac Taylor06/06/13
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Quick Design Pattern Review - Abstract Factory

There are a few drawbacks with this design. If you find yourself having to add new types (via new methods) to the Abstract Factory class, you will have to add this same method to all concrete Factory classes as well.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/13
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UML: Once More with Meaning

This talk will review the state of this work and the implications for software and system engineering practice of bringing real meaning to UML.

Tim Spann06/05/13
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Using Square Retrofit REST Client with POJO

Here is another helpful resource when using Retrofit, JSON to POJO. The library is really simple to use especially if you create your POJO class with the JSONGen.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 5)

See why you should write ugly code and how you can build your own Google TV with Raspberry Pi. Plus the new plan to curb frivolous software patent lawsuits.

Mark O'neill06/05/13
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How to Setup Load Balancing on the Axway/Vordel API Server

Setting up load-balancing on the Vordel/Axway API Server is as simple as creating a "Remote Host" entry, then whenever you route to that host in a configuration, the load-balancing will apply.

Eric D. Schabell06/04/13
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JBoss BPM Sneak Preview - BPMN2 Process Designer in the Cloud

There is an upcoming released at Red Hat of the new JBoss BPM product, something expected to hit the market later this year, but we have something kinda fun for you setup to preview some of the components to be offered.

Jaikiran Pai06/04/13
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WildFly 8.0.0.Alpha1 Release and a Bit of History

It's been around 2 weeks now since we released WildFly 8.0.0.Alpha1 version. The download is available on the WildFly downloads page. I'm sure many of you might be wondering what WildFly is and some of you who are aware of what it is, might not be aware that there has been a release.

Geraint Jones06/04/13
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Exposing and Managing Links with Spring HATEOAS

As a follow up to the previous Spring HATEOAS post, this post will cover how to use the @ExposesResourceFor annotation as an alternative to using the resource's Controller to obtain links.

Nicolas Frankel06/04/13
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Modularity in Spring Configuration

In legacy Spring applications I have to develop new features in, I regularly stumble upon a big hindrance that slows down my integration-testing effort. This hindrance, and I’ll go as far as naming it an anti-pattern, is to put every bean in the same configuration file (either in XML or in Java).

Ross Mason06/03/13
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Open for Big Data: When Mule Meets the Elephant

Picture an architecture where production data gets painstakingly replicated to a very expensive secondary database, where, eventually, yesterday’s information gets analyzed. What’s the name for this “pattern”?

Martin Fowler06/03/13
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My Opinion on API Copyright

On the whole I'm in favor of using copyright in this way - as one who writes a lot of prose describing software development, the mechanism seems to fit well. But that fit breaks down when it comes to interfaces of software components.

Swizec Teller06/03/13
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Dynamic Languages have Jumped the Shark

I still remember the heated arguments I’d have with my high school professors about dynamic languages. What do you mean python isn’t a real language? What’s wrong with you!? Dynamic languages are the coolest thing ever!

John D'Emic06/03/13
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NoSQL with Apache Cassandra and Mule

Until recently the only way to interact with Cassandra databases from Mule was to reuse one of the existing Java clients, like Hector or Astyanax, in a component. Mule’s Cassandra DB Module now provides message processors to insert, update, query and delete data in Cassandra.

Chris Haddad06/02/13
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API Infrastructure Provider Panel Discussion at API Strategy Conference

Many of today’s APIs rely on 3rd party systems, software and services, and on-premise API infrastructure that comes in various flavors. This panel discussion covers these different API infrastructure flavors, and how to choose between them.

Christian Posta06/02/13
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New ActiveMQ Book Just Released!

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Instant Apache ActiveMQ Messaging: Application Development How-To and wanted to share some thoughts. If you’re new to messaging, new to ActiveMQ, or just want a quick, no-nonsense introduction to get up and running with ActiveMQ, then you gotta check out this book.

Pascal Alma06/01/13
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Implementing HTTPS with Mule ESB

A big difference compared with having Mule running inside the company network is the security. One of the steps to make the communication more secure is to use HTTPS instead of HTTP.

Steven Willmott06/01/13
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Big Retail Meets Startup App – by API

API skeptics always step up and say they are different, that they have core web products, existing business models, etc. Sure, there are differences, but Salesforce, eBay and Amazon have all managed to achieve success with continued investment in their API ecosystem.

Tim Murphy05/31/13
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Cookie Cutter Versus Custom Development

In many cases (but not all) these quick solutions are built without regard for business logic reuse. This is not as important for one off apps but if they are part of a group of related apps this can be more of an overriding factor.

Simon Brown05/31/13
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Do You Have 'Terms of Reference' for the Software Architecture Role?

Most of the roles that we associate with software development teams are relatively well understood ... developers, testers, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, business analysts, project managers, etc. The software architecture role? Not so much.

Ross Mason05/31/13
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Mule ESB with the Oracle Database and IBM WebSphere MQ – Use case 3 of 3

In Part 2, we took a look at how to easily turn this into a SOAP XML service without any coding by utilizing the SOAP component for top-down web service generation and the Data Mapper for transformations.

David Isbitski05/31/13
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WOWAPI and APIMASH - free Starter Kits for your Windows Store Apps

Over the course of the past few weeks my team has been hard at work on creating a bunch of Starter Kits in response to the questions we had been getting from Windows Store developers. In particular these Kits focus on calling open web API’s for numerous services and wrap them into workable sample apps.