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Extending Mule

Out of the box, Mule comes with a healthy suite of pre-packaged features and functionality. In particular, Anypoint Studio comes bundled with two Enterprise trial runtimes and several Anypoint Connectors. Robust as it is, you may wish to extend Mule’s capabilities beyond what you get out of the box.

Find ways to construct custom reusable building blocks in the Reference for Extending Mule

Add Functionality to Mule

Addition Description

Studio Instructions

Standalone Instructions

Enterprise License

Ready to deploy to production? Acquire, then install an Enterprise license on your instance of Mule. (Using the out-of-the-box trial runtime, you can run applications for a maximum of 12 continuous hours.)

Community Runtime

Want to explore what the open-source, community version of Mule has to offer? Add the Community runtime to your existing instance of Anypoint Studio, or download the latest Mule Community Standalone runtime listed under the "Standalone Community Edition Download" heading on the download site.

Anypoint Connectors

Need to connect to a SaaS application? Check our library of Anypoint Connectors, and add them your instance of Mule.

Modules

Add suites of functionality to your instance of Mule such as Anypoint Enterprise Security and Mule Healthcare Toolkit.

New Versions

Update your instance of Mule to the latest and greatest version available!

Build Customized Functionality 

If you find that your integration development team regularly requires functionality not included with Mule out of the box, you can make use of the extensive Anypoint Connector DevKit to build your own connectors.

Use DevKit to:

  • Build your own connectors to use in Mule applications

  • Build your own modules that you can add to an instance of Studio

  • Extend an existing Mule element to customize it to your needs

Contribute to the Open Source Project

We’re always interested in improvements, fixes, and ideas that help solve problems or code faster. If you’re interested in contributing and making Mule even better, bring it on! Our source code lives on GitHub and we welcome pull requests for fixes and innovations. Follow the steps in Making a Contribution to prepare and submit your contribution.