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Use the Anypoint Code Builder integrated development environment (IDE) for your API designs, implementations, and integration development. Work locally with Anypoint Code Builder for Desktop on Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) or from your browser with Anypoint Code Builder on Anypoint Platform. The IDEs support the development lifecycle:

  • API specification design (OAS, RAML, or GraphQL), a mocking service for testing, source control, and publication to Anypoint Exchange

  • API implementation features for importing supported API specifications and autogenerating interfaces (scaffolding) for flows and error handlers within a Mule application

  • Integration development to connect systems, transform data to required formats, and provide business logic to manage messages and events programmatically within a Mule application

Anypoint Extension Pack

Get the Anypoint Code Builder experience through the Anypoint Extension Pack for Visual Studio Code. The cloud-based extensions are preinstalled into a code-server implementation that makes VS Code accessible from a browser. The desktop extensions require installation to your VS Code IDE. See Setting Up and Accessing Anypoint Code Builder.

Get Familiar with the Basics

It’s good to have some knowledge about designing an API using API specification languages (OAS, RAML, or GraphQL). API implementations and integration development require familiarity with Mule application development, connectors, and the DataWeave transformation language. Anypoint Code Builder tutorials help you get started with these tasks.

It’s also useful to be familiar with these products and features:

  • Anypoint Connectors provide operations for retrieving, modifying, and sending data to and from systems. Anypoint Code Builder provides built-in connectors and access to many other connectors from Anypoint Exchange.

  • Core processors (also called Core components or Mule components) are programmatic building blocks that provide the business logic for integration applications. Examples include For Each (<foreach/>), Transform Message (<ee:transform/>), and Flow (<flow/>).

  • DataWeave is the programming language for all expressions and data transformations in your integrations and implementations. The language offers function libraries and mechanisms for creating customizations, including your own functions, libraries, and data types.

  • Scaffolding is an automatic process that uses APIkit to take an API specification as input and autogenerate an XML-based router and endpoints that you implement within a Mule application.

  • A flow is a block of components, including any connector operations, that Mule runtime engine (Mule) executes sequentially on an event and the message it contains. A flow can also contain an operation that triggers the creation of the event and initiates the execution of the flow.

    A subflow is similar to a flow but does not support the configuration of triggers (sometimes called message sources), which are exclusive to flows.

    A flow reference enables you to to trigger execution of a flow or subflow from another flow.

  • A Mule application contains one or more XML-based configuration files for your connectors, components, secure configuration properties, scaffolded API specifications, and other parts of your integrations and implementations. The application runs on Mule and is part of a project that contains the resources needed to configure, build, run, test, and deploy the application.

Anypoint Platform Product Integrations

Both the web and desktop Anypoint Code Builder IDEs integrate with key Anypoint Platform products:

  • Anypoint Exchange for publishing the API specifications that you create, and for importing API specifications and development resources (such as connectors) into your projects

  • CloudHub for deploying the implementations and integrations that you build

  • Design Center for storing API specifications as they are developed

Built-In Connectors

Built-in connectors include:

Many other connectors are available through Anypoint Exchange from your Anypoint Code Builder IDE.