Oracle announced new application development capabilities to enable developers to rapidly build and deploy applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
MuleSoft announced the next major release of Anypoint Platform, introducing a new way companies connect, share and manage data and applications with application networks.
MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform is a complete solution for API-led connectivity that creates a seamless application network of apps, data, and devices, both on-premises and in the cloud. The latest Anypoint Platform release enables customers to put API-led connectivity at the heart of their digital transformation strategies. Together with Catalyst, MuleSoft’s proven model for driving business outcomes, customers can achieve business transformation through people, process and technology.
Anypoint Platform June 2016 release highlights include:
■ Re-architected API development lifecycle provides rails for building pluggable nodes for application networks, regardless of application or data type
- Friction-free experience for designing and implementing APIs: New API designer functionality embedded in Anypoint Studio allows multiple stakeholders, including API designers, back-end developers and app developers, to collaborate and iterate on API designs within their native workspaces. Teams can move through the API development lifecycle without switching between environments, reducing process friction and dramatically increasing the speed of API delivery.
- Early access support for RAML 1.0: Leveraging the full power of RAML 1.0, API developers can now create and reuse design libraries across network components, improving design consistency and speeding API delivery. Annotations and YAML-based examples enhance human readability, easing collaboration and developer onboarding.
- SOAP support in APIkit: In addition to RAML and OData, development of SOAP APIs now take full advantage of the power of APIkit, enabling developers to automatically generate Mule flows from WSDLs with a few clicks. This enables an API-led connectivity approach across more types of APIs across the enterprise.
- More legacy data types available in DataWeave: Define schemas with YAML-based syntax and automatically map schemas with pluggable data connectors for fixed width, flat file, as well as COBOL copybook in beta
- Expanded connector portfolio: New connectors for Box, Kafka, Redis and Zuora, as well as updated connectors for SAP, Salesforce and Workday, allow more systems than ever to participate in application networks.
■ Expanded governance delivers self-service across application networks through existing organizational controls
- Business Groups support in Anypoint Exchange: Assign and allocate reusable assets to business teams that need them, boosting their speed while maintaining granular control. Leverage existing organizational structures to ensure that visibility and access to network resources are provided only to authorized users.
- Global policies: Deliver self-service with confidence by applying pre-built policies universally across application network resources.
■ New management features enhance application network visibility and compliance
- Proactive alerting for Anypoint Platform resources: Configure alerts across APIs, application and underlying servers to provide proactive visibility into application network issues before they impact the business.
- Audit logging: Ensure changes to an application network are known and understood and auditable with a non-repudiable log that ensures compliance.
“Leading companies are building application networks of apps, data and devices to fundamentally change the pace of innovation. With every new service and API, they add more value to their application network,” said Mark Dao, Chief Product Officer, MuleSoft. “This major new release of Anypoint Platform allows customers to change the clock speed at which they can deliver on business outcomes through API-led connectivity. Application networks enable reuse, standardization and agility, principles that are at the core of Anypoint Platform.”