Miroslav Bajtoš

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Blog posts by Miroslav Bajtoš

LoopBack 3 End-of-Life

Oct 14, 2020

LoopBack 3 is approaching its end-of-life at the end of the year for community support. For LoopBack 3 users, we hope the migration guide helps you migrate your applications to version 4. More

LoopBack is participating in Hacktoberfest 2020

Sep 29, 2020

As part of our long-term effort to encourange more community contributions, LoopBack is going to participate in this year’s Hacktoberfest. More

Enriching LoopBack and its Community - You are Invited!

Aug 27, 2020

Almost two years ago, LoopBack 4 was released and announced at Node+JS Interactive event. Thanks to your support, we now have over 110k downloads per month on npmjs.com and over 3000 GitHub stars on the loopback-next repo. Recently, we created the... More

LoopBack 4 June 2020 Milestone Update

Jul 8, 2020

Documentation restructuring, TypeORM support, and HasManyThrough were the three main accomplishments in the month of June. Based on the community feedback, documentation improvement remains our number one priority in the coming month. Besides, whi... More

How We Improved LoopBack REST Performance by 45%

Jun 9, 2020

Recently, I measured the performance of LoopBack 4 and found an opportunity for an easy but significant improvement in the way how we are building per-request context instances. More

How to reuse custom LoopBack Repository code

Jun 2, 2020

When building a LoopBack 4 application, we often need to tweak or improve the default data access behavior provided by the framework. It’s usually desirable to apply the same set of customizations for multiple models, possibly across several micro... More

LoopBack - 2020 Goals and Focus

Feb 26, 2020

2019 was surely an exciting and rewarding year for LoopBack. We received the “Best in API Middleware” award from API World, our LB4 downloads on npmjs.com increased more than double compared to the year before. Moreover, we are thrilled to learn t... More

LoopBack 3 has entered Maintenance LTS

Feb 19, 2020

Almost a year ago, we announced Extended Long Term Support for LoopBack 3, extending Active LTS to the end of November 2019. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and so LoopBack version 3 has entered Maintenance LTS in December... More

Import LoopBack 3 Models into a LoopBack 4 Project

Oct 8, 2019

It has been almost a year since LoopBack 4.0 GA was announced. Since then, we have been working hard on closing the feature gap between the new and the old versions and looking for ways to simplify migration of projects built on LoopBack 3. In Ju... More

LoopBack 3 Receives Extended Long Term Support

Mar 12, 2019

This past October, we announced LoopBack 4 GA is ready for production use and updated the Long Term Support (LTS) schedule in our LTS page. Due to popular requests, LoopBack 3 now receives an extended long term support with updated timeline as sho... More

Simplify Your Database Migrations Using LoopBack 4

Dec 12, 2018

As applications evolve and developers add new features, the structure of the backing database evolves as well. In LoopBack 3, we provided JavaScript API for automatic migration of database schemas. Recently, we improved LoopBack 4 to leverage thes... More

How We Built a Self-hosted REST API Explorer in LoopBack 4

Nov 28, 2018

The LoopBack team has always believed it’s important to provide great user experience not only to REST API creators, but also to developers consuming those APIs. API Explorer is one of tools making a big difference, as it can render a live documen... More

Best Practices for LoopBack 4

Nov 21, 2018

The LoopBack framework is a powerful and flexible tool that can be used in many different ways. Some of these ways lead to better results while others can create headaches later in the project lifecycle. To make it easy for LoopBack users to do th... More

Announcing LoopBack 4 GA is Now Ready for Production Use!

Oct 10, 2018

We are excited to announce that LoopBack 4 is GA (general availability) and ready for production use. Some of our users have already built applications with LoopBack 4 and now you can do the same too. We’ve come a long way since LoopBack 4 was an... More

LoopBack Adopts Module LTS Policy

Aug 2, 2018

TL:DR; LoopBack is joining the recently announced Module LTS initiative and aligns the long-term support terms with Node.js LTS versions. More

Announcing LoopBack 4 Developer Preview 3

Jul 20, 2018

Whether you have been creating Node.js application using LoopBack 4 or wondering when it’s a good time to start building something serious, LoopBack 4 Developer Preview 3 is the release that you don’t want to miss! With Developer Preview 3, you c... More

LoopBack 4 Improves Inbound HTTP Processing

Jun 20, 2018

We started LoopBack 4 with the desire to improve all aspects of application development. One of the pain points in LoopBack 3.x was composition of Express middleware handlers, which we decided to address by rolling out a different design based on ... More

Moving LoopBack 4 Example Project to the Monorepo

Feb 21, 2018

We often face a dilemma around example projects. They are useful learning resources that demonstrate individual features in a runnable application while making it easy to tweak and play with the code. But on the other hand, they can quickly become... More

Answered in Open: Advice for Maintenance and Updating a Loopback Back-end

Jan 23, 2018

Recently, I was approached by a LoopBack user running a single-person project powered by LoopBack 2.x, asking for an advice on how to maintain and upgrade his backend. While I could respond directly in an email, I strongly believe in maximizing th... More

Context Propagation in LoopBack

Feb 2, 2017

LoopBack developers often need to propagate information (aka “context”) from the HTTP layer all the way down to data source connectors. We hear this regularly in the LoopBack discussion forums and GitHub issues. Consider the following examples: ... More

Node.js How-to: Publishing to Multiple npm Registries

May 21, 2014

As we mentioned in the previous post, “Easy Switching Between Public and Private npm Registries”, the topic of running a private registry server is quite broad. Once you’re running  your private registry server and know how to switch between diffe... More

New in the LoopBack Android SDK 1.3 – User Auth and Storage Service

May 20, 2014

StrongLoop is excited to announce a new version of the LoopBack Android SDK 1.3. The release adds two new features: user authentication and storage service client. What’s LoopBack? It’s an open-source API server for Node.js applications. It enabl... More

Easy Switching Between Public and Private npm Registries

Apr 30, 2014

As Node.js is becoming a mainstream technology in the enterprise, more companies are asking for a private npm registry solution for their proprietary closed-source modules. While there are several solutions emerging that offer a private npm regis... More

Debugging CoffeeScript with the Node Inspector Debugger

Mar 6, 2014

For what it’s worth, since we announced the availability of Node Inspector v0.7 last week, we got a few questions about whether or not you could use Node Inspector to debug CoffeeScript. The good news is, yes! Getting started is straight-f... More

Getting Started with Android Push Notifications in LoopBack

Jan 14, 2014

In the previous blog post Push notifications with LoopBack, we have described how to setup your LoopBack application for sending push notifications to iOS devices such as iPhone. In this installment, we will look at pushing notifications to And... More

How-to Improve Node.js HTTPS Server Performance

Aug 7, 2013

In this installment of StrongLoop’s technical series, we will take a deep dive into the TLS protocol and look at Node.js configuration options that affect its performance. SSL, TLS, HTTPS Let’s start with a quick recapitulation of pro... More