MuleSource Releases RESTpack to Simplify Building RESTful Services for World's Most Popular Open Source SOA Infrastructure Software

New Mule RESTpack speeds developers working with popular Apache Abdera, Jersey and Restlet frameworks
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO (April 1, 2008) - MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced the immediate availability for download of Mule RESTpack (http://mule.mulesource.org).

More and more developers are now building distributed applications based on the underlying software architecture of the Web, known as representational state transfer (REST). Providing a simple, yet extremely powerful way to create and deliver Web services, REST is the formalized architecture of hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), the software specification that enabled the Internet's massive scalability.

The new Mule RESTpack is designed for developers building RESTful services for Mule. It includes Mule connectors for Apache Abdera, Jersey and Restlet, bundled with best practices documentation for architecting RESTful services with Mule.

"As enterprise SOA initiatives become more mature, we are seeing a significant interest among the Mule community in RESTful architectures, due to its advantages of scalability and simplicity," said Ross Mason, CTO of MuleSource and founder of the Mule project. "The RESTpack is the right combination of tools and knowledge to help jumpstart a RESTful architecture with Mule."

The Mule RESTpack includes:

Apache Abdera Transport
Apache Abdera is an effort to produce a high-performance and functionally complete implementation of the IETF Atom Syndication Format and Atom Publishing Protocol specifications. The Mule Abdera connector makes it possible to integrate easily with Atom feeds and Atom Publishing Protocol servers via the Abdera project, with support for consuming Atom feeds, publishing of Atom entries and server side AtomPub support as a Mule service.

Jersey Transport
Jersey is the open source JAX-RS (JSR 311) reference implementation for building RESTful web services via simple annotations. The Mule Jersey connector enables developers to embed these JAX-RS services inside of Mule.

Restlet Transport
Restlet is an open source REST framework, providing a powerful abstraction for building and consuming RESTful services. The Mule Restlet connector facilitates the deployment and consumption of RESTful services using the Restlet APIs inside of Mule. In addition, the transport exploits Restlet's simple URL routing engine to provide RESTful routing of messages to Mule services.

"Many developers have struggled over the years with the complexity of building SOAP/WSDL-based web services," said Dan Diephouse, MuleSource Architect and RESTpack Project Lead. "These components give developers the tools they need to architect an enterprise SOA using RESTful principles, dramatically simplifying their architecture, increasing scalability, and decreasing the ongoing maintenance burden."

About MuleSource
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.mulesource.com.

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