I wrote a book and it's been officially published!

MuleSoft for Salesforce Developers

The name might make it seem exclusive for Salesforce Developers who want to learn MuleSoft, but that's not the case. Anyone who wants to learn MuleSoft can buy this book to get started with several MuleSoft products and tips.

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what's included?

Let's take a look at the chapters you'll find in this book and a brief description of what to expect from each.

  1. Introduction to APIs and MuleSoft - covers what no-code and low-code technologies are, what APIs and integrations are, the different MuleSoft products, what application networks are, and what the API-led connectivity approach is.

  2. Designing your API - explores the API life-cycle and how to create an API specification and fragments using RAML, fundamentals of REST and SOAP API and HTTP protocol, capabilities of API Manager, and API Design best practices.

  3. Exploring Anypoint Studio - covers how to download Anypoint Studio from the official website, install it on the system, and perform the required configuration. After the installation, we will develop the new Mule application and run it inside Anypoint Studio.

  4. Introduction to Core Components - covers the basics of a Mule Event, the flow, and the sub-flow. It introduces us to several components, scopes, routers, transformers, and flow controls in Mule. It also examines error handling and batch processing in Mule 4.

  5. All about Anypoint Platform - delves into the Anypoint Platform components, such as Design Center โ€“ API Designer, Exchange, API Manager, Runtime Manager, and Anypoint Monitoring. At the end of this chapter, we will be familiar with how to create an API using Design Center, how to publish the API in Exchange, how to create the API in API Manager to enforce the policies, what Runtime Manager is, and how to monitor applications from Anypoint Platform.

  6. Learning DataWeave - covers an introduction to DataWeave if youโ€™re new to the language. We discuss what DataWeave is, how scripts are created, how to add comments, and what data types, data formats, operators, variables, functions, selectors, scopes, and conditionals are.

  7. Transforming with DataWeave - focuses on learning more about the DataWeave modules and some of the most used functions in real life. We also learn about the Transform Message component to use DataWeave in Anypoint Studio.

  8. Building your Mule application - explains how to build a Mule application using different configuration and properties files, and also covers Scheduler Endpoint, the APIkit router, and Object Store.

  9. Deploying your application - explores the different deployment options available in MuleSoft, how to deploy an application to CloudHub, how to download and install a Mule on-premises server, how to deploy a Mule application to an on-premises server, and also how to build a CI/CD pipeline

    using MuleSoft.

  10. Secure your API - covers the need to secure your API with the help of policies, explores the capabilities of API Manager, and more about MuleSoftโ€™s security features.

  11. Testing your application - examines MUnit, MUnitTools, different operations, and how to create test suites and test cases using MUnit. We will also see how MUnit can speed up the development process and the test recorder.

  12. MuleSoft integration with Salesforce - covers how to leverage the capabilities of MuleSoft to integrate Salesforce with other end systems. It also covers Salesforce connectors, accelerators, and templates and several capabilities of MuleSoft to make integration easy. It also covers MuleSoft Composer to simplify integrations. In the API-based approach, we will access the Salesforce objects via the API to access the information in real-time. In the event-based approach, we will listen to the Salesforce topic to receive the message and process it synchronously to the required backend system.

  13. MuleSoft connectors and use cases - delve into the different modules (File, FTP, SFTP, Database, Slack, SOAP, VM, and JMS) available in MuleSoft. In the File-based modules (File, FTP, and SFTP), we will connect to the system and read the file. We will also send the file through different connectors. In the Database module, we will perform the required connector configuration to a specific database and read/insert records from/to the database. This chapter also covers the different modules, such as Slack, Web Service Consumer (SOAP), VM, and JMS connectors.

  14. Best practices, tips, and tricks - covers the MuleSoft best practices, guidelines, coding standards, tips, and tricks.

  15. Certification and interview tips - explores the different career paths you can choose in the MuleSoft ecosystem, what the different MuleSoft certifications are and some tips to get certified, what the different available trainings are, how to contribute to the MuleSoft community, and some interview tips for your first MuleSoft position.

As you can see, this is a complete guide to get you started in your MuleSoft journey. Not only from the technical aspect (which is most of it) but chapters 14 and 15 will help you get some tips on different aspects of your career.

about the authors

Akshata and Arul, my co-authors, are absolute experts on the topic. Akshata has talked so much about MuleSoft in external events and meetups that she became a developer advocate at MuleSoft! Arul is the creator of TechLightning, where he has helped various students learn MuleSoft with his courses.

Akshata Sawant

Akshata is currently working as a Developer Advocate at MuleSoft, a Salesforce company.

Her core domain includes Integration, APIs, Security, and DevOps. Within a short span of her career, she has delivered presentations at numerous conferences, events, and meetups. She's a proficient global speaker and her notable speaking deliveries would include Salesforce TrailheadX and APIDays -NewYork and India, Devoxx Belgium, and so on.

She has also written blogs and articles for several industry publications. Sheโ€™s an active member of the MuleSoft Community, a former MuleSoft Ambassadress, and a meetup leader for several cities. She has hosted several meetups and also participated as a speaker in several meetups.

Apart from this, she has a deep understanding of the latest technologies and trends and can explain complex concepts clearly and concisely. She has conducted a few training sessions on MuleSoft for several organizations.

Arul Christhuraj Alphonse

Arul works as a Senior Integration Architect at Cognizant. Before working in Cognizant, he has also worked in Akmin Technologies, Quinnox, IBM and TCS.

He has around 18+ years of experience in Integration and API and designed over 1000+ Integrations.

His educational qualification includes a Master of Computer Applications and Master of Business Administration and his professional qualifications include MuleSoft Mentor, MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect, MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect, MuleSoft Certified Developer Level 1 and SoftwareAG webMethods Certified Professional.

He was born and raised in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India and currently lives in Singapore. He shares his knowledge through Udemy and Technlightning YouTube channel.

Alexandra Martinez

Alex is a developer advocate at MuleSoft, creating technical content to enable developers and architects to get started with MuleSoft's products.

Before this, Alex worked as a MuleSoft developer and was part of the MuleSoft community as an Ambassadress and meetup leader for the Toronto, Online Spanish, and Women Who Mule chapters.

Alex has more than 10 years of experience in IT and has developed software in other languages such as Java, Python, and PHP.

get it now!

Sounds good?? Awesome! Here are some links to get the book now ๐ŸŽ‰

  • Get the eBook or Print version from Packt (plus one free chapter to preview).

  • Get the Paperback or Kindle version from Amazon (this link goes to Amazon.com, search it on your own Amazon site for availability per country).

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