MuleSoft.U API-Led Connectivity with Anypoint Platform

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 design, build, deploy, and govern APIs and integrations. 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-paced MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals course, which include this content and much more.

Duration

2 hours a week for 4 weeks

Objectives

  • Understand what API-led connectivity is and its benefits
  • Use Anypoint Platform to take an API through its complete lifecycle: design, build, deploy, manage, and govern
  • Define an API with RAML, the Restful API Modeling Language, and make it discoverable by creating an API Portal for it and adding it to the Anypoint Exchange
  • Build an API implementation with Anypoint Studio that connects to a database and is transformed to JSON using DataWeave
  • Deploy the API implementation to the cloud and then create and deploy an API proxy for it that governs access

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
  • Internet access with access to ports 80 and 3306 (with > 5Mbps download and > 2Mbps upload)
  • JDK 1.8
  • Anypoint Studio with embedded Mule 3.8 runtime
  • An Anypoint Platform account
  • Postman REST client app

A detailed setup document can be found here.

Outline


WEEK 1

  • Identify the problems faced by IT today
  • Describe what API-led connectivity is and its benefits
  • Explain what web services and APIs are
  • Explore API directories and portals
  • Make calls to secure and unsecured APIs
  • Introduce API-led connectivity with Anypoint Platform
  • Explore Anypoint Platform

WEEK 2

  • Define an API with RAML, the Restful API Modeling Language
  • Mock an API to test its design before it is built
  • Create a portal for developers to learn how to use an API
  • Make an API discoverable by adding it to the private Exchange

WEEK 3

  • Introduce Mule applications, flows, messages, and message processors
  • Use Anypoint Studio to create a flow graphically
  • Build, run, and test a Mule application
  • Use a connector to connect to a database
  • Use the graphical DataWeave editor to transform data
  • Create a RESTful interface for an application from a RAML file
  • Connect an API interface to the implementation

WEEK 4

  • Describe the options for deploying Mule applications
  • Use properties in Mule applications so they can be easily moved between environments
  • Deploy a Mule application to the cloud
  • Create and deploy a proxy for an API in the cloud
  • Restrict access to an API proxy

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