Building an Online Game With LoopBack 4, Part 2 - Generating Universally Unique ID and Managing Models Relationships

by Wenbo Sun - May 15, 2019

Part 1: Generating Universally Unique ID and Managing Models Relationships


In this series, I’m going to help you learn how to use LoopBack 4 to easily build your own API and web project. We’ll do so by creating a new project I’m working on: an online web text-based adventure game. In this game, you can create your own account to build characters, fight monsters and find treasures. You will be able to control your character to take a variety of actions: attacking enemies, casting spells, and getting loot. This game should also allow multiple players to log in and play with their friends.

Previously on Building an Online Game With LoopBack 4

In the previous episode, we created a foundation for our project. Now we have some basic APIs to create, edit, and delete a character.

Here is the previous episode:


In the Loop - May 8, 2019

by Dave Whiteley - May 8, 2019

Welcome back to latest edition of “In the Loop”, a compilation of news, updates and thoughts about Node.js, OpenAPI Spec, Microgateway, LoopBack and other open source solutions. These are listed in no particular order, and any opinions expressed in the links do not necessarily reflect those of the StrongLoop or IBM team.

Today we cover: new –experimental-modules; Node.js 12; Validating your GraphQL queries with ESLint; Could TypeScript replace JavaScript; Finding local Node Meetups, Events, and Speakers; And more!


LoopBack 4 April 2019 Milestone Update

by Dominique Emond - May 3, 2019

April was a very productive month for the LoopBack team! We focused on the following areas:

  • Strong referential integrity for relations
  • Model discovery
  • Basic Life Cycle Support
  • Adding more architectural patterns to support extensions
  • Authentication
  • Node 12 is now officially supported by LoopBack 4
  • Exposing LoopBack 3 applications in LoopBack 4 projects

Besides the items above, we landed several additional improvements. Keep reading to learn more details.


Building an Online Game With LoopBack 4 (Part 1)

by Wenbo Sun - Apr 30, 2019

Part 1: Building a Simple LoopBack Project With MongoDB


“Ready to build amazing things?” asks the LoopBack 4 homepage before encouraging you to try the open source framework.

“Try LoopBack 4 now.”

In this series, I’m going to do exactly that! Join me as I create an API web game using LoopBack 4.


Join Us at the Hacker Dojo for the HackerJS Meetup!

by Dave Whiteley - Apr 25, 2019

Come join us and other developers to discuss NodeJS & JavaScript!

Near Santa Clara, California? Want to brush up on your Node and JS skills? Free on the evening of Wednesday, May 8? Then we have an event we’d like to tell you about!

The HackerJS Meetup is hosting an event on May 8, 2019 at Santa Clara’s Hacker Dojo. It’s the first of a new, ongoing meetup and we’d love to see you there! If you can’t make it, we hope to share the video, and we will also announce upcoming meetups.