I guess that we more often think about our services in “happy path” term, but we underestimate not so happy paths. What if my API is trying to reach another API/system and it is failing constantly? Can I reach it less often in case of timeout? I thought about that in case of a Mule 4 application and I come up with Circuit Breaker pattern. In this article I will briefly introduce the pattern and show you how you use it in your Mule application.
Errors occurs all the time. All you can do is to implement error handling. In this article I will describe how to use introduced layer of abstraction in exceptions area. Prior to Mule 4, developer only could access raw Java exception as Mule is a Java based ESB. This lead to situation where you, as a developer, needed analyse documentation to find exact exception that you would like to handle. Now an Error concept was introduced.