Adventures in API Monitoring

By: Tim Hanline, Peredom

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals and enterprises alike to shift to remote working and spending. As companies strive to stay alive, adjust to the effects of the pandemic, and thrive, the ability to deploy and monitor APIs while still delivering the same excellent output becomes more crucial than ever to businesses’ success.

With that, API Monitoring solutions see a growing trend among businesses.

Through this, companies will be able to integrate their new technologies to ensure there are no disruptions in their operations despite employees working from home.

One of the leading API integrations tools is MuleSoft, which provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise.

The software has a lot of monitoring tools, which, when utilized properly, can be used to monitor enterprise performances and alerts, as well as decrease the incidence of defects in a business’ operations.

Here at Peredom, we help companies adjust to the current reality and maximize their investments in MuleSoft and open-source API management solutions.

As a platform-based community of independent talents, we provide clients with the assistance they need from MuleSoft experts they can trust, while ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

In our recent MuleSoft Study Group, we talked about API Monitoring, particularly the features of the AnyPoint Platform and how to have alerts configured in the API Manager whenever an error occurs.

Using an example of a property file that has three endpoints in its URL, we demonstrated how a payload works, as well as other features like a set variable, flow reference, and parse template.

There is a lot of improvisation that can be done through the AnyPoint studio. For example, for companies with a Dev-Ops Team, they can create a steady HTTP Listener and check it for updates, whether in the morning once they sign in for work or in the evening before signing out.

For the next MuleSoft study group session, our aim is to expand on the property file and application that we used for demonstration and add other interesting features such as:

  • Raise an alert via the AnyPoint Platform API
  • Send an email
  • Send an alert to Slack
  • Send an alert from Splunk, the world’s first Data-to-Everything Platform
  • Send an SMS (Short Message Service) text message
  • Send a message via Microsoft Teams

As a community of highly-trained independent professionals, Peredom is here to connect with clients and teach them to utilize MuleSoft for a variety of functions in different industries.

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Tim Hanline is President of Peredom, and Mayor of the leading MuleSoft and IT Consulting community focused on helping companies with data integration to drive efficiency, and improve business strategy. He has built a global network of MuleSoft experts that are both trained in the specifics of MuleSoft and in strategic thinking as IT consultants through his own MuleSoft certification program, Mule Learning