Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals (Mule 3)
Note: The Mule 4 version of the course can be found here.
This instructor-led course is for developers and architects who want to get hands-on experience using Anypoint Platform to build APIs and integrations. In the first part, students use Anypoint Platform discover, consume, design, build, deploy, manage, and govern APIs. In the second part, students focus on using Mule 3 and Anypoint Studio to build applications for use as API implementations and/or integrations.
The course prepares students to take the MuleSoft Certified Developer – Integration and API Associate exam and includes a voucher for two exam attempts.
A downloadable datasheet for the course can be found here.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Build an application network using API-led connectivity and Anypoint Platform.
- Use Anypoint Platform to discover, consume, design, build, deploy, manage, and govern APIs.
- Connect to databases, files, web services, SaaS applications, JMS queues, and more.
- Add application logic, handle errors, and transform data using DataWeave.
- Structure applications to facilitate development and deployment.
- Handle batch data processing.
- Experience with Java (preferred) or another object-oriented language
- A basic understanding of data formats such as XML, CSV, and JSON
- A basic understanding of typical integration technologies such as HTTP, JMS, JDBC, REST, and SOAP
Note: Although students with .NET and other non-Java OOP backgrounds can be successful using MuleSoft technologies, some Java is necessary to leverage all the capabilities of MuleSoft products. See here for Java training resources.
- 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 to ports 80, 3306, and 61616 (with > 5Mbps download and > 2Mbps upload)
- JDK 1.8
- Anypoint Studio 6 with embedded Mule 3.9 runtime
- An Anypoint Platform account
- A Salesforce Developer account (NOT a standard account) and API Access token
- Postman REST client app (or some other REST client app)
A detailed setup document can be found here.
PART 1: Building Application Networks with Anypoint Platform
- 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
PART 2: Building Applications with Anypoint Studio
- Log message data
- Debug Mule applications
- Read and write message properties
- Write expressions with Mule Expression Language (MEL)
- Create variables
- Create and reference flows and subflows
- Pass messages between flows using the Java Virtual Machine (VM) transport
- Investigate variable persistence through subflows and flows and across transport barriers
- Encapsulate global elements in separate configuration files
- Explore the files and folder structures of Mule projects
- Consume RESTful web services with and without parameters
- Consume RESTful web services that have RAML definitions
- Consume SOAP web services
- Use DataWeave to pass parameters to SOAP web services
- Describe the different types of exception strategies
- Handle messaging exceptions in flows
- Create and use global exception handlers
- Specify a global default exception strategy
- Route messages based on conditions
- Multicast messages
- Filter messages
- Validate messages
- Write DataWeave expressions for basic XML, JSON, and Java transformations
- Store DataWeave transformations in external files
- Write DataWeave transformations for complex data structures with repeated elements
- Coerce and format strings, numbers, and dates
- Use DataWeave operators
- Define and use custom data types
- Call MEL functions and Mule flows from DataWeave transformations
- Connect to SaaS applications
- Connect to files
- Poll resources
- Connect to JMS queues
- Discover and install connectors not bundled with Anypoint Studio
- Use the For Each scope to process items in a collection individually
- Use the batch job element (EE) to process individual records
- Trigger batch jobs using polls
- Use batch jobs to synchronize data from legacy databases to SaaS applications