Course #:TP2808

Mulesoft Quickstart for Developers Training

 

 

This instructor-led course provides training for developers on building and designing APIs. Students will learn from the instructor and participate in hands-on learning designing APIs in Anypoint Platform and building real applications in Anypoint Studio. This training covers a rich selection of topics, including creating applications using both Mule 3 and Mule 4, deploying APIs, flows and connecters, Dataweave, API discoverability, manipulating and navigating Anypoint Studio, and more.

Duration

5 Days

Outline of Mulesoft Quickstart for Developers Training

00 Introduction

  • Instructor Introduction
  • Class Introduction
  • Overview of this Week’s Class
  • MuleSoft Introduction
    • (Information as also presented in the MuleLearning.com class “Executive Summary”)
    • Company History and Overview
    • Product Capabilities
    • Gartner’s Assessment of MuleSoft
    • MuleSoft’s Competition, an overview
    • MuleSoft’s Revenue History
    • MuleSoft’s Value Proposition

01 MuleSoft: An Architectural Introduction

  • Data Integration Patterns Supported by MuleSoft
  • MuleSoft as an Enterprise Service Bus Solution
  • MuleSoft ESB Competitive Advantages
  • MuleSoft Microservices Discussion
  • Deployment Options: “On-prem” and “Cloud”
  • Data Integration Problems: The Problem MuleSoft Solves
  • Creating APIs with MuleSoft: An Overview of Anypoint Platform Tools
  • API-Led Connectivity Explained
    • Experience APIs
    • Process APIs
    • System APIs
  • MuleSoft Connectors: Ease of Development
  • The MuleSoft IDE – Anypoint Studio
  • Anypoint Platform Exchange: An Overview
  • API Development Cycle vs. Traditional SDLC
  • MuleSoft Security Options, Including Enterprise Security
  • API Gateway Explained
  • Continuous Integration Introduction
  • Open Source vs Hardened Code / Community vs. Enterprise Editions

02 Installing Anypoint Studio

Every topic below includes lecture slides and instructor-led, hands-on activities in Mule 3 and Mule 4.

  • Installing the JDK
  • How to Install Anypoint Studio
    • Anypoint Studio version 6 for Mule Runtime version 3.9
    • Anypoint Studio version 7 for Mule Runtime version 4
  • Troubleshooting the Installation

03 Create a MuleSoft Application in Anypoint Studio

Every topic below includes lecture slides and instructor-led, hands-on activities in Mule 3 and Mule 4.

  • Create a Simple Mule 3 Application
  • Create a Simple Mule 4 Application
  • Create a Simple Application in the Anypoint Platform Design Center Flow Designer
  • The HTTP Connector Explained
    • Inbound Listener, Outbound Requester
  • HTTP Methods Explained
  • Mule 3 Message Object Explained
  • Connector vs Endpoint: What’s the difference?
  • Dataweave Introduction
  • Logger Introduction
  • Mule 4 Event Objects Explained

04 Request Transform Debug

  • Every topic below includes lecture slides and instructor-led, hands-on activities in Mule 3 and Mule 4.
  • HTTP Parameters Explained
    • Query Parameters
    • URI Parameters
  • An Overview of Debugging in Anypoint Studio
    • Perspectives
    • Debugger Port
    • Debugging Controls
    • Breakpoints
  • An Introduction to Mule Expression Language (MEL)
  • MEL vs. Dataweave
  • Using HTTP as an Outbound Endpoint, Consuming a RESTful Web Service
  • Dataweave Details
    • Transforming JSON to JSON
    • Message Preview
    • Creating Additional Targets (Variables and Properties) with Dataweave
  • Design Center Flow Designer Demo

05 Overview of Anypoint Studio IDE

Every topic below includes lecture slides and instructor-led, hands-on activities in Mule 3 and Mule 4.

  • Anypoint Studio Views
  • Changing Fonts
  • Installing Proxy Info
  • Menu Options
  • Shortcuts
  • Anypointstudio.ini file
  • Managing the Workspace
  • Perspectives
  • Saving, Restarting, Redeploying
  • Installing Software Updates (with Cautions)

06 Deploying MuleSoft Applications

Every topic below includes lecture slides and instructor-led, hands-on activities in Mule 3 and Mule 4.

  • Environment Configuration Management
    • Properties Files
    • Encrypting Properties for Security
  • Working with HTTPS
  • Deploy to Cloudhub
  • Overview of the Runtime Manager
  • Deploying to a Customer Hosted Mule Runtime
    • Working with YAML Files instead of Properties Files
    • Starting the Mule Runtime with Parameters
    • Folder Structure Explained
    • Hot-Deploying Mule Applications
  • Runtime Manager Further Explained
    • Managing Applications
    • Settings
    • Applications Properties
    • Overriding Properties Explained
    • Application Logs

07 API Design with RAML

  • Introducing the Anypoint Platform Design Center
    • Design Center IDE Features
    • File Browser
    • Editor
    • API Console
    • Shelf
  • The Visual Designer Introduced
  • The API Console Explained
  • Importing Swagger Projects In To The Design Center
  • RAML vs. Swagger: The Differences Explained
  • Creating an API Specification with RAML
    • Using Auto-Completed
    • Resources (Nouns) and Nested Resources
    • Methods (Verbs)
    • Defining Parameters
      • Query Parameters
      • URI Parameters
      • Headers
    • HTTP Status Codes
    • Use Example Data
    • Documenting the API Spec with Descriptions and Display Names
    • Modularity / Code Reuse
      • Datatypes
      • Resource Types
      • Traits
      • The Confusing Differences Made Simple
    • Code Comments
    • Using the Mocking Service
    • Code Reuse Continued: RAML Fragments
    • The RAML Spec at RAML.org

08 API-Led Connectivity and Application Networks

In this section, students will get a clear understanding of the API-Led Connectivity design pattern.

  • Class Discussion: Experience APIs, Process APIs and System APIs
  • Maximize Reusability
  • Process APIs Explained
  • When Systems Both Consume and Provide Data (Experience APIs vs System APIs)

09 Anypoint Platform Exchange

  • Class Discussion: Maximize Reuse By Making APIs Discoverable
  • Exchange Walk-through
    • Library of Assets
    • API Fragments
    • Discoverability
    • View the Public Portal (Discussion of the Risks)
    • MuleSoft’s Assets vs. Company’s Assets
    • The Developer’s Portal, Developer’s Applications Explained

10 The API Kit

  • Differences: Implementations, Interfaces, Proxies
  • The API Kit Explained
  • Create an API Interface with the API Kit
  • The API Kit Router
  • Private Flows
  • Sample Data
  • Folder src/main/api Explained
  • Update an API Spec
    • Update RAML
    • Use API Kit to Update Interface
  • Use Flow References to Connect Interfaces to Implementations

11 Proxies

  • Setup and Deploy a Proxy for an API
  • API Security
  • API Analytics
  • Usage Policies
  • SLAs
  • Manage an API not developed in MuleSoft

12 Flows and Subflows

Every topic below includes lecture slides and instructor-led, hands-on activities in Mule 3 and Mule 4.

  • Flows Explained
    • Public Flows
    • Private Flows
    • Subflows
  • Flow Reuse Best Practices Discussion
  • Processing Strategies
  • Mule 3 Messages and Mule 4 Events Explained
  • Variables Scope

13 Database Connector

  • Set up and Use a Database Connector
  • Install .jar file
  • Supported Operations Discussion
  • Metadata Explorer Explained

14 File Connector

  • Inbound vs. Outbound Endpoints
  • Path
  • Move to Directory
  • Polling Frequency
  • File Age
  • File Name Regex Filter
  • Adding Metadata to a File Endpoint
  • Using a File Endpoint as a Requester (This is a popular request.  Optional activity: teach class to have a file endpoint read a file from the process section of a flow.)

15 Dataweave

  • An Overview of Transformers
  • Dataweave Advantages
    • Don’t Use Java!
    • Streaming Support
    • Data Transformation Language
  • The Dataweave UI
    • Input, Output, Code, Preview, Targets
  • Metadata
  • Transforming an Object
  • Transforming an Array
  • Transforming
    • To JSON
    • To XML
  • String Interpolation
  • Operators
    • Formatting
    • Math
    • Filters
    • Grouping
    • Ordering

16 Consuming SOAP Web Services

  • Use Web Service Consumer Connector (outbound endpoint)
  • Viewing Exposed Metadata
  • Using Dataweave to Prepare a SOAP Request

17 Error Handling

  • Flow-level Error Handling
    • Mule 3
      • Catch Exception Strategies
      • Choice Exception Strategies
    • Mule 4
  • Reusing Exception Strategies
  • Global Default Exception Strategies

18 Flow Control

  • Choice Router
  • Scatter-Gather
  • Dataweave Flatten Payload

19 Poll Scope and Batch Processing

  • Poll Scope Setup
  • Using Watermarks
  • Batch Processing Initiation
    • Poll Scopes
    • Polling Connectors
    • Batch Execute
  • Input
  • Process Records and Asynchronous Processing of Batch Jobs with Batch Steps
  • Filtering with Batch Steps
  • On Complete Statistics Reporting

20 Salesforce

  • An Introduction to the Salesforce Connector
  • Get Account Data Sample

21 WMQ Connector

  • Using Websphere MQ Connector for Messaging, an Introduction

22 Class Conclusion

  • Class Survey

 


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