MuleSoft.U Getting Started with Anypoint Platform (SEPTEMBER EXAMPLE)

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Summary

This 4-week self-study course is for anyone and everyone involved in an Anypoint Platform project who wants to get hands-on experience learning what Anypoint Platform is and how it is used to discover, consume, design, build, deploy, manage, and govern APIs. Students do not write any code. This course is not for developers and architects who are going to take the Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course or the self-study MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals course, which include this content and much more.

Note: Week 1 content will be available at 9am PST on the class start date. Content for the following weeks will become available at 9am PST every Wednesday.

Description

Objectives

  • Describe the benefits of application networks and API-led connectivity
  • Use the components of Anypoint Platform to discover, consume, design, build, deploy, manage, and govern APIs
  • Use Anypoint Exchange as a central repository for the discovery and reuse of assets
  • Use flow designer to build integration applications that consume APIs from Anypoint Exchange and transform data
  • Use API designer to define APIs with RAML, the Restful API Modeling Language, and make them discoverable by adding them to Anypoint Exchange
  • Use Anypoint Studio to build API implementations that connect to databases and transform data with DataWeave
  • Deploy API implementations to CloudHub
  • Use API Manager to create and deploy API proxies that govern access to APIs

Setup requirements

  • A computer with:
    • At least 4GB available RAM, 2GHz CPU, and 4GB available storage
    • A minimum screen resolution of 1024x768
    • The latest version of Firefox or Chrome or Internet Explorer 10 or newer
  • Internet access with access to ports 80 and 3306 (with > 5Mbps download and > 2Mbps upload)
  • An Anypoint Platform account
  • JDK 1.8
  • Anypoint Studio with embedded Mule 3.8 runtime
  • Postman REST client app (or some other REST API client)

A detailed setup document can be found here.

Outline

WEEK 1

Module 1: Introducing Application Networks and API-Led Connectivity

  • Identify the problems faced by IT today
  • Explain what an application network is and its benefits
  • Describe how to build an application network using API-led connectivity
  • Explain what web services and APIs are
  • Explore API directories and portals
  • Make calls to secure and unsecured APIs

Module 2: Introducing Anypoint Platform

  • Identify all the components of Anypoint Platform
  • Describe the role of each component in building application networks
  • Navigate Anypoint Platform
  • Locate APIs and other assets needed to build integrations and APIs in Anypoint Exchange
  • Build basic integrations to connect systems using flow designer

WEEK 2

Module 3: Designing APIs

  • Define APIs with RAML, the Restful API Modeling Language
  • Mock APIs to test their design before they are built
  • Make APIs discoverable by adding them to Anypoint Exchange
  • Create API portals for developers to learn how to use APIs

WEEK 3

Module 4: Building APIs

  • Define Mule applications, flows, messages, and message processors
  • Use Anypoint Studio to create flows graphically
  • Build, run, and test Mule applications
  • Use a connector to connect to databases
  • Use the graphical DataWeave editor to transform data
  • Create RESTful interfaces for applications from a RAML file
  • Connect API interfaces to API implementations

WEEK 4

Module 5: Deploying and Managing APIs

  • Describe the options for deploying Mule applications
  • Use properties in Mule applications so they can be easily moved between environments
  • Deploy Mule applications to CloudHub
  • Use API Manager to create and deploy API proxies to CloudHub
  • Restrict access to API proxies

Duration

1 minute

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