Janny Hou

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Blog posts by Janny Hou

LoopBack 4 November 2020 Milestone Update

Dec 8, 2020

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it! In November, LoopBack team focused on improving the context module and documentation, as well as bug fixes. The Toronto squad participated in the CASCONxEVOKE conference. Instead of... More

LoopBack 4 October 2020 Milestone Update

Nov 5, 2020

In October, we were excited to see an increasing number of community contributions as people joined the Hacktoberfest event. This month we had pretty balanced improvements in each area of the framework, including context, health check, OpenAPI spe... More

LoopBack 4 August 2020 Milestone Update

Sep 2, 2020

Our focus in August is the documentation restructure. The layout of several main sections are reorganized for easier navigation. Another significant improvement is about the request handling. More flexible approaches of adding LoopBack style middl... More

LoopBack 4 May 2020 Milestone Update

Jun 4, 2020

The completion of the migration epic would be the biggest news in May. Now LoopBack 3 users can find the migration guide here. Meanwhile, we have feature contributions and bug fixes happened across all the functional areas. There are more than 20... More

LoopBack 4 February 2020 Milestone Update

Mar 5, 2020

The February in a leap year is quite special and we hope everyone has some memorable stories from that extra day! In the past month, LoopBack team continued to focus on the migration guide epic. In the meantime, we were able to contribute signific... More

LoopBack 4 November 2019 Milestone Update

Dec 5, 2019

The LoopBack team greeted November with the CASCONxEVOKE conference in Toronto. CASCONxEVOKE is one of Canada’s largest combined academic, research and developer conferences. As its speakers and attendees, we had a booth with posters to advocate L... More

LoopBack 4 August 2019 Milestone Update

Sep 5, 2019

The last month of summer started with exiting news that LoopBack won the “Best in API Middleware award”🎉, which is a great recognition of our team’s achievement and effort. With those efforts in mind, here’s the highlights of what we worked on in ... More

LoopBack 4 March 2019 Milestone Update

Apr 9, 2019

We landed an outstanding number of code contributions in March, making for a very productive month! We merged 63 PRs in total, and 10 out of them are from the community. Cheers! The team was able to make good progress of the epics we are focusing... More

LoopBack 4 December 2018 Milestone Update

Jan 9, 2019

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and warmly welcomed 2019. This past December was a short month due to the vacation days, but we were still able to complete several fixes and take off in our next focused epics like authenti... More

LoopBack 4 September 2018 Milestone Update

Oct 2, 2018

General Availability (GA) is approaching! During the last full month before LoopBack 4 GA release, the team focused on finishing the remaining GA stories and fixing known issues discovered internally and from the community to improve the framework... More

Fundamental Validations for HTTP Requests with LoopBack 4 and OpenAPI Spec

Sep 19, 2018

A Controller usually expects to get valid data from the HTTP request so it can focus on executing the business logic. However, there is never a guarantee that the client side sends valid data. For example, endpoint GET Users/find expects to get a ... More

LoopBack 4 June 2018 Milestone Update

Jul 3, 2018

Based on the roadmap created from the spike stories, we have been able to make significant progresses for our 5 epics. Here are the highlights of the accomplishments in each area: We implemented the fundamental relation traversing by supporting re... More

LoopBack Offers Index Support for Cloudant Model

Jun 13, 2018

Cloudant connector hit its 2.x major release with several improvements. The most significant change is the support of LoopBack model indexes to optimize query performance. In loopback-connector-cloudant@1.x, all properties are treated indexable. ... More

LoopBack 4 Upgrades from Swagger to OpenAPI 3.0.0

Apr 16, 2018

The Swagger/OpenAPI specification has become the de facto standard of defining and describing machine-readable RESTful APIs over the past few years and announced its major release of version 3.0.0 in 2017. The new version also changes the official... More

Refactoring LoopBack SQL Connectors

May 9, 2017

We’ve now been developing LoopBack for over three and a half years. Like any software built at a startup’s pace, it can benefit from some much needed refactoring! This blog outlines the changes to Model Discovery and Migration. It is worth highlig... More