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This was my third year attending MuleSoft CONNECT since I joined AVIO, and every year it has gotten better and better. I always look forward to attending the event and learning about new things MuleSoft has planned for the future and hearing how organizations are using MuleSoft to solve their business challenges.

This year was no different, so I’d like to share my 3 big takeaways from this year's conference in Atlanta.

Part of being in business today is using an array of technological tools. While tech can be used to make businesses more efficient and profitable, as more and more products are added to a company’s tech arsenal, the more you’ll face integration issues.


HashiCorp Vault is a great place to store your secrets, but how does one quickly and easily integrate from Mule 4? Thankfully, AVIO has a Vault Connector and Vault Properties Provider. And lucky for you, both are open-source and easy to add to your project.

Which one should you use?

If you only need to retrieve values from Vault and they aren't expected to change frequently, use the properties provider. It is best to use the properties provider for database connection details as well as other connectors that require secret information at startup time.

Documentation. Hardly anybody wants to write it, but it is one of the most important deliverables in a software project. Without documentation, it becomes very difficult to understand why things were done the way they were and if the project is operating as expected. 

Creating a logging framework with the ELK Stack for MuleSoft apps that will suit any enterprise which is concerned about consistent and structured logging, zero log message loss and log analyzing.


Often when learning a new tool, IDE or language depending on how curious you are or how much time you have to get to play with it you get to discover many different things about it.

Guide to the set up of Okta as the OpenID Connect (OIDC) Identity provider for MuleSoft Anypoint organizations to use its OAuth 2.0 authorization server and access management capabilities to secure their APIs.
How to integrate salesforce using MuleSoft for outbound and inbound requests.



At the end of June, MuleSoft released an Anypoint Platform tool that I am so excited about, called the Anypoint Visualizer. As the name implies, the Visualizer provides visibility into your application network, giving you additional insight into your APIs, including:


One of the benefits of being a consultant is having the opportunity to work with a lot of different clients, many just beginning their journey with MuleSoft and API Led Enablement. In this article, I will share some of the observations and findings that I have seen that have enabled this journey to be more successful.

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