MuleSoft.U Getting Started with Anypoint Platform (Mule 3)

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Summary

This self-paced 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.

Note: This course is not for developers and architects who are going to take the Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals (Mule 3) course or the self-study MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals (Mule 3) course, which include this content and much more.

Description

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of application networks and API-led connectivity.
  • Use Anypoint Exchange as a central repository for the discovery and reuse of assets.
  • Use flow designer to build integration apps that consume APIs from Exchange and transform data.
  • Use API designer to define APIs with RAML and make them discoverable by adding them to Exchange.
  • Use Anypoint Studio to build APIs 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.

Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of data formats such as XML and JSON
  • A basic understanding of typical integration technologies such as HTTP, REST, and SOAP

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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

8 hours

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