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    Export CloudHub Logs To An External Logging System

    Posted by Rashmi Choudhary on 30 June 2016

    tech, mule

    Overview

    It is a common use case to export the application logs out of CloudHub to a target system for example Loggly or SPLUNK Enterprise because these products have rich capabilities and support of representing the operational information to different audiences.

    This article presents some of the available options...

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    Dynamic flows in Mule using Spring Application Context

    Posted by Faraz Masood on 16 June 2016

    tech, mule

    The ability to control how Mule creates and manages spring application context is a very useful feature. On a recent client engagement, I had to perform an identical integration operation but from a variable number of sources (different for each environment).

    In Mule, this can be accomplished by:

    1. Adding duplicate...
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    Why Assembler is the future of Integration

    Posted by Robert Valk on 01 April 2016

    tech, humour

    To succeed in our modern world of API-led connectivity, we need to go back to basics… all the way back…

    Security, agility and fast time-to-market are crucial for any successful Digital initiative. Your choice of integration platform can be the deciding factor, enabling developer productivity or resulting in crippling...

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    Microservices with Apache Camel, Spring Boot and Docker

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 31 March 2016

    Microservices, docker, tech, springboot, camel

    This is 2016. If you are still spending macro-efforts developing microservices, there is something seriously wrong. These days, there are plenty of tools and frameworks at the disposal of the discerning developer to rapidly build microservices.

    To demonstrate this, we will build a quick microservice here together....

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    Jumpstarting Camel Blueprint Testing

    Posted by Devendra Khanolkar on 09 March 2016

    Testing, tech, blueprint, fuse, camel

    Blueprint is a dependency injection framework specification for OSGi, standardized by the OSGi Alliance group. Apache Aries is one of the several implementations of this spec.

    There are a couple ways you can get Camel to work with an OSGi framework -

    • Apache Aries Blueprint
    • Spring Dynamic Modules (aka Spring DM)

    ...

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    Ansible Crash Course

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 09 March 2016

    DevOps, tech, ansible

    As we dawdle till every facet of our lives are containerised, we still find ourselves in need of ways to automate provisioning of actual servers and operating systems. My current favourite way to do this is through Ansible.

    There are a few reasons why I prefer Ansible over its heavier-weight peers, like Chef or Puppet

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    Upgrade your Groovy Scripts in Mule with DSLDs

    Posted by Edward McLoughlin on 29 September 2015

    tech, mule, groovy

    The groovy script transformer component is a very powerful piece of Mule. I use it for almost every message transformation that I need to make. Its XML and JSON libraries reduce message format conversion down to little more than building a map, while closures give you some powerful processing tools for handling...

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    Advanced File Handling in Mule

    Posted by Robert Valk on 15 June 2015

    tech, mule

    With all the drag-and-drop goodness of AnyPoint Studio these days, it’s easy to forget that under the hood Mule ESB remains a very powerful, configurable and extendible framework. This power comes in handy when you’re faced with demanding file processing requirements in advance of Mule’s out-of-the-box functionality.

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    Dock Tales: Docker Authoring, with Special Guest Mule ESB

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 30 March 2015

    docker, tech, mule, docktales

    If you followed my previous rambling, you might feel like we are due for some hands-on Dockering. So let’s get technical!

    There are plenty of Docker “tutorials” out there. They show you step-by-step what to do, but I believe that, more often than not, they fail to tell you why. And by the time you finish these...

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    Dock Tales, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Container

    Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 23 March 2015

    docker, tech, docktales

    Docker has just turned two and it has been a heck of a two years. Looking back, describing its rise as meteoric now seems like such a misnomer as there is no sign of slowing down.

    Moby Dock & Friends

    Here at Deloitte Platform Engineering, we have been watching the rise of this technology with great interest. There...

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