5 Reasons to Use Mule Studio
I recently began using Mule Studio and, like my colleague Erich, was pleasantly surprised to discover that I enjoyed the experience. If you’re new to Mule ESB I highly recommend you get started using Mule Studio and if you’re a grizzled Mule veteran I encourage you to give Mule Studio a shot. Try it out, you might be surprised. Here’s why:
- Studio is a development tool aimed at developers – MuleSoft is not trying to claim that your business folks will suddenly be come integration experts, writing complex software without having to write any code. I have seen and used tools that make similar claims and the results were not good to say the least. Studio is not claiming to solve the world’s problems; it is just a tool that can aid and speed development.
- Studio looks and feels familiar – If you’re familiar with Eclipse you will be comfortable using Mule Studio. That’s because Studio is simply an Eclipse plug-in so there is not much of a learning curve involved.
- Studio has a clean and intuitive interface - As you can see from the screen shot below, the interface is both attractive and functional. Simply find the “building block” you need in the accordion menu on the right and drag it into your flow. Couldn’t be easier.
- Studio will save you time - Because Studio generates the XML for your flows as you drag building blocks onto the canvas you no longer have to deal with typing out the boiler plate code in your configuration files. Also, with the properties editor you will quickly see all the various options available on a given building block which can jog your memory and save you from a glance at the documentation.
- Studio creates visual documentation of your flows – A quick glance at a Mule Flow in the Studio visual editor will give you a good idea of what is going on in your flow.