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5 Ways Copado for MuleSoft Unlocks True CI/CD

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MuleSoft is the backbone of today’s largest digital transformations. But without the right DevOps solution, MuleSoft can be extremely difficult to scale and drive ROI.

The MuleSoft Anypoint integration platform supports 300+ connectors to databases, SaaS platforms and beyond. And with Mulesoft’s API-led connectivity approach, customers can build personal libraries of reusable API building blocks that connect data to applications. With enough plug-and-play building blocks in your API library, you are well on your way to unlocking true Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD).

There’s only one problem.

MuleSoft’s API-led connectivity approach doesn’t extend to DevOps. Traditionally, MuleSoft developers use CI/CD to automate deployments with GitHub and Jenkins pipelines. These open-source DevOps tools are plenty powerful — but you need to know JavaScript and other coding languages to execute commands. And that’s where many organizations get stuck. For today’s low-code Salesforce admins and next-gen cloud teams, a pro-code platform means a long learning curve and a slow release cycle.

What’s the answer? Copado for MuleSoft.

With Copado for MuleSoft, you get the same low-code capabilities that made Copado the #1 DevOps platform for Salesforce. This Salesforce-native platform features an admin-friendly UI and functions as a single source of truth for your Salesforce and MuleSoft pipelines. Copado creates visibility, reduces risk, accelerates delivery and ultimately drives CI/CD. How? Here are five ways Copado can turbocharge your MuleSoft development process.


1. Accelerate High-Quality MuleSoft Releases via Automation

Copado for MuleSoft helps you work faster AND smarter by automating hundreds of time-consuming processes throughout your pipeline. For instance, you can automate testing by defining reusable tests that Copado can execute as you move user stories from environment to environment. Copado lets you deploy multiple user stories with a single click and provides end-to-end version control through integrations with Git repos like GitHub and Bitbucket.

Speed and quality go hand-in-hand. CI/CD isn’t worth much if the code is riddled with bugs. Copado for MuleSoft leverages automatic rule sets to keep everything consistent across all your processes. With automated quality gates, you can configure your QA process to point at compliance scan results, test pass rates, approvals and more. This makes it easy to automatically track low-risk changes while applying more stringent conditions to high-risk changes.

Finally, Copado for MuleSoft automates end-to-end regression testing and records the results — providing comprehensive quality documentation, traceability and CI/CD.


2. Get End-to-End MuleSoft Pipeline Visibility and Control

Just like Salesforce, Copado for MuleSoft lets you track user stories as they travel across your pipelines. Each story is more than a simple rundown of requirements — it’s a complete system of record that includes the assigned developer, code changes, test results, approvals and more.

This gives you complete visibility as the story progresses vs. trying to piece together information from multiple siloed tools. You can model virtually any pipeline — from simple linear workflows to complex processes with multiple development, integration and testing environments.

When you add Copado Value Stream Maps to your Copado deployment, you deliver more value faster by continuously optimizing your DevOps processes. Value Stream Maps visualize your processes across planning, build, test and deployment — helping you gather metrics on velocity, quality and other KPIs. This lets you easily identify and address bottlenecks, waste and risks.


3. Sync your MuleSoft and Salesforce Pipelines

With Copado, you can create dependencies between your Salesforce and MuleSoft pipelines. Simply link a Salesforce user story to one or more MuleSoft user stories. Copado will automatically alert your release manager if they try to put the Salesforce user story into production without releasing the MuleSoft user stories first. This lowers the risk of failed releases and eliminates the effort of manually tracking dependencies.


4. More Collaboration = More Productivity

Copado unites MuleSoft and Salesforce developers together on our low-code DevOps platform. This frees up your team to wield powerful Salesforce collaboration tools that ramp up cross-team coordination and productivity.

With Overlap Awareness, Copado for Mulesoft automatically detects when multiple developers are working on the same component and alerts them in real-time so they can cooperate vs. stepping on each others’ toes. This reduces the risk of downstream merge conflicts during integration and solves pipeline delays. If a conflict occurs, Copado for MuleSoft features built-in merge conflict resolution tools that proactively find a fix.


5. Migrate from Your Existing MuleSoft CI/CD Toolchain with Ease

Copado for MuleSoft plays nice with your existing development tools. It provides out-of-the-box support for MuleSoft’s MUnit testing to help you repurpose your existing testing infrastructure. Our DevOps platform is also bi-directionally integrated with JIRA and other ALM tools — making it easy to automatically import requirements into Copado and update your ALM as user stories progress through the pipeline. Already created dozens of scripts? You can quickly adapt them to run on Copado. With our end-to-end solution, you can leverage virtually any tool on the marketplace to drive CI/CD.



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