DESCRIPTION Mule 3 is an open source enterprise service bus (ESB) that provides easy integration for popular frameworks along with an ever-expanding number of cloud services APIs. Mule is standards-based and fully supports the messaging patterns collected by Hohpe and Woolf. And if there is a need to add to its rich built-in feature set, Mule can readily be customized without writing a lot of new code. Mule in Action, Second Edition is a totally-revised guide covering Mule 3 fundamentals and best practices. It starts with a quick ESB overview and then dives into rich examples covering core concepts like sending, receiving, routing, and transforming data. It takes a close look at Mule's standard components and how to roll out custom ones. It also shares techniques for testing, performance tuning, BPM orchestration, and explores cloud API integration for SaaS applications. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Full coverage of Mule 3 Covers core concepts and advanced subjects Richly illustrated examples Increased productivity using latest features of Mule AUDIENCE Written for developers, architects, and IT managers, this book requires familiarity with Java but no previous exposure to Mule or other ESBs. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY The number of available APIs in the cloud is exploding as SaaS (Software as a Service) is maturing. Mule, an open source enterprise service bus, offers simple ways to integrate these APIs.