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Upcoming Features: RSS in Mule

Those of you who are keeping a close eye on expected changes for Mule 3 will certainly have noticed that a number of new and improved features will make their debut soon. One interesting addition to our favourite ESB is the introduction of RSS support as mentioned in...

Improvements and Fixes

One of the advantages of Mule is that it is open source. As we all know, this means that we can poke around and tweak the source code to our needs. While this is certainly useful, it is far better to make sure that the main code base is changed. This is true for a...

A Merry Little Stream

Mule’s file connector allows us to read and write files to and from the underlying file system. Conveniently, we can also use stream large files rather than reading the whole lot in but what is the difference in behaviour in each case? If we had to read a whole...

Component Clones

When you run Mule, your services (and their components) are initialised and ready to process inbound messages. Mule will create a new object instance for each request but this may not be what you want to happen. Mule does this behind-the-scenes cloning of your...

Inheriting Models

I wrote about how you can have multiple models in a Mule application and how this is a convenient way to group services based on, say, exception handling. What if the models are in different configuration files? This is a common development technique. Imagine having...