MuleSource has launched MuleForge, a collaborative development site for Mule extensions and applications built by the Mule community and MuleSource partners.
San Francisco-based MuleSource provides open-source infrastructure and integration software around the open-source Mule ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and integration platform. MuleForge provides a platform where developers can explore, download, test, and contribute to a broad range of reusable Mule extensions.
Ross Mason, chief technology officer and co-founder of MuleSource, said the site serves as a collaborative development base for the Mule community, delivering not only applications and extensions for the Mule project, but also tips, documentation and other resources.
MuleForge also automates the building and compilation of code, collecting all dependencies needed in the process and saving developers enormous amounts of time, MuleSource officials said.
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Mason said MuleForge already hosts more than 40 projects from the MuleSource core development team and various other contributors, and includes a Salesforce.com connector that allows developers to establish real-time communications between Salesforce.com and internal data sources through a simple configuration-based approach.
Other extensions include a Mule plug-in for IBM AS/400 queuing support, a JavaSpaces integration package, and a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) connector that allows Mule to be used for integrating data and services in VOIP (voice over IP) and other telecommunications applications.
Additional features of MuleForge include source code control through Subversion, continuous builds through Atlassian Software Systems Bamboo, issue tracking through Atlassians JIRA, documentation wiki through Atlassians Confluence, access to hundreds of developers and thousands of users to further develop and test code, a continuous build system that ensures that projects are healthy and work with current Mule versions, community coverage for users projects, project statistics, mailing lists and more, MuleSource officials said.
"Were seeing an explosion of developer interest around using Mule to solve major integration challenges and it makes sense for us to provide a central repository to host these conversations and code contributions," Mason said in a statement. "Developers get access to a community of peers who can test and give feedback on code as well as help each other solve technical problems."
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