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Every day you spend waiting to update your IT systems is another day you face the consequences of having an outdated IT system, and they’re notable. You lack the flexibility needed to deliver speedy results. You start losing your edge in the competitive marketplace. You risk losing functionality you depend on as your products update to versions your company isn’t ready to support. 

Every year, the technology needs of modern businesses get more complicated. Most companies have hundreds, if not thousands, of different tech products they depend on and seemingly add more every day. If those products don’t work well together, it can cause problems across the entire business.

Every new technology your company buys is meant to solve a problem—and it may well do so—but often new technology also creates new problems. For your company to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, your new tech needs to connect seamlessly with other tech products you already have. That’s hard enough, but you also need to keep those connections working through all future updates each of the products have. It’s an overwhelming, ongoing issue that many businesses face.

 

Out in beautiful San Diego at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Appian World 2019 had already set the stage for a great conference. I had just finished my Appian Level 1 certification and was very excited for the sessions offered as well as the interview with Andre Agassi and the dinner party on the USS Midway. I set my sights on a few of the more technical sessions that were being offered during the three-day conference as I was there to learn.

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.

 

Imagine your SOA/BPM application is consuming a service (internal or third party) that takes more than 5 minutes to reply, which is more than the default JTA timeout. What would happen in this situation? The result is a faulted instance.
 

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.

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.
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.
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