MuleSoft launches iBeans for rapid web application integration

Helps developers easily tap into best of the web: Twitter, Gmail, Amazon EC2, and more
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – September 22, 2009 – MuleSoft, formerly MuleSource, today announced the release of iBeans (short for integration beans), dramatically simplifying web application development and integration.
 
iBeans leverage MuleSoft’s leading technology to bring powerful integration capabilities to web application developers. iBeans eliminate time-consuming and repetitive hand-coding and offer a simple task-based integration approach to developers for projects where top-down enterprise architecture is not required.
iBeans are reusable integration components that can easily be created in minutes, not days. Developers using iBeans can connect their web applications, written in Java or JavaScript, with other applications and external data sources, via Web Services, RSS feeds, RESTful services, AJAX events, message queues (e.g., JMS), and more.
 
Ross Mason, CTO and founder of MuleSoft says, “Developers are seeing an increasing need to integrate their applications with a proliferating number of data sources and applications, including Web and cloud-based applications, as well as back-end data sources and services. iBeans allows them to do this with just a few simple annotations in their application code, without having to learn a new way of doing things.”
 
With the release of iBeans, MuleSoft introduces iBeans Central, a free repository of iBeans that is hosted in the cloud and is accessed via the iBeans console. iBeans Central leverages the power of Mule’s vibrant community, allowing developers to contribute and reuse iBeans for various integration tasks and services. The community has already contributed iBeans connecting to services such as Twitter, Gmail, Flickr, and Amazon EC2.
 
Tijs Rademakers, Mule community member and architect at Atos Origin, says: “When developers build web applications, integration with ‘the outside world’ is often the most difficult task - they can hugely benefit from iBeans. And as the community contributes, and more reusable iBeans are created and shared, the value of iBeans to developers can only grow.”
 
To download, or for further information and documentation, visit: http://www.mulesoft.org
 
About MuleSoft
MuleSoft is the Web Middleware company. With iBeans, the lightweight and powerful Mule ESB, and the recently announced MuleSoft Tcat Server, MuleSoft brings simple yet powerful infrastructure to today's dynamic Web applications. Originally known as MuleSource, MuleSoft boasts more than 1.5 million downloads and over 2,000 production deployments of its software by leading organizations such as Walmart.com, Nestlé, Honeywell and DHL, as well as 5 of the world’s top 10 banks. MuleSoft is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.
 
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