About Me

Prior to founding MuleSource (now MuleSoft), Ross Mason was Chief Executive Officer of SymphonySoft Limited, an EU-based company providing services and support for large-scale integration projects.

Previously, Ross was Lead Architect for RaboBank and played a key role in developing one of the early large-scale ESB implementations in 2002. He has also worked with NatWest Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS.

Ross founded the open source Mule® project in 2003. Frustrated by integration "donkey work," he set out to create a new platform that emphasized ease of development and re-use of components. He started the Mule project to bring a modern approach, one of assembly, rather than repetitive coding, to developers worldwide.

Ross holds a BS (Hons) in Computer Science from Bristol, UK

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First steps to SOA

"What does it really mean to introduce SOA into an organization? Ross Mason, CTO and co-founder of MuleSource, explains how an enterprise service bus allows different applications to communicate with each other."

Source: ZD Net featured video

Mule 2 Tech Brief

A Brief discussion of the new Mule 2 platform and it features.

Source: TheServerSide

Mule 2 and Beyond - JavaPolis

"This tech talk provides an overview of the new architecture and features of Mule 2.0, covering subjects such as configuration, orchestration and error handling."

Source: Parleys

The role of ESBs

"Mule founder Ross Mason talks about the the role of the ESB, when to use and not to use ESBs, BPEL, and ESBs vs. integration brokers. Mule is an open source ESB and Ross discusses how people are using Mule and how it compares to commercial alternatives. Ross reveals that Mule got its name because it takes the donkey work out of integration projects."

Source: InfoQ


Source: eWeek, January 2009

How Scripps Networks Manages Media Assets with Mule

Discusses how Mule is being used by Scrips Networks, leader in lifestyle media, to manage its media assets and serve as the infrastructure for rich internet applications (RIA).

Source: JDJ (print / online), August 2008

The Road to JBI: Paved with good intentions

This article discusses the limitations in the JSR-208 specification that prohibit the JBI approach from being a general purpose integration and discusses why JBI may be a misguided specification in the first place.

Source: The Server Side, July 2008


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    Upcoming talks

    None at the moment, my wife has baby on the way!

    Past talks

    QCon, SanFrancisco. November 19th-21st.

  • How does the Open Source trend in Java affect your design and development process
    A panel discussion with Geir Magnusson, Bob Lee, Ross Mason and Rod Johnson

  • Bringing the enterprise to the web with Mule
  • Co-hosting with Dan Diephouse