LoopBack 4 November 2019 Milestone Update

by Janny Hou - 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 LoopBack, and also delivered a workshop about developing extensible LoopBack applications. You can check this blog for more details.

For Q4 achievements, we finished 3 epics this month: Inclusion of related models, Deployment guide in a cloud native environment and Support partitioned database in Cloudant connector, and significantly progressed in the Migration, Authentication & Authorization epics.

Keep reading to learn about the recently added features!


Going Cloud Native with LoopBack 4

by Raymond Feng - Dec 3, 2019

When we build APIs and microservices nowadays, we choose a cloud as the target for deployment. Cloud has long gone beyond being just hosting providers. Infrastructures such as Docker and Kubernetes have completely changed the paradigm of how applications work and operate. To unleash the full power of cloud, there are a few important perspectives that require efforts to make your application cloud native. At LoopBack, we kicked off the journey to provide integration and guidance aligned with CNCF to make your API and microservice applications cloud native throughout the life cycle. This blog summarizes what we have explored and achieved so far to illustrate how you can go cloud native with LoopBack 4.


In the Loop - November 27, 2019

by Dave Whiteley - Nov 27, 2019

Welcome to the November edition of “In the Loop”, listing recent news, updates or opinions for Node.js, OpenAPI Spec, Microgateway, LoopBack and other open source solutions. We share them in no particular order, and any opinions expressed in the linked posts do not necessarily reflect those of the StrongLoop or IBM team.


Building an Online Game With LoopBack 4 - Wrap-Up (Part 7)

by Wenbo Sun - Nov 20, 2019

Part 7: Wrap-Up

In This Episode

This is the final episode of this series. We’ve used LoopBack 4 to build an online web text-based adventure game. We’ve built the foundation with LoopBack, and I am going to summarize what we have achieved so far, and how can you apply all of this to your own project.

What We Have Achieved

In episode 1, we created a simple APIs. You can do the same to create a start point for your own project, for example, a student registration system which has a student model with properties like studentId, name, major, and course. Then we connected our project to MongoDB. You have the freedom to choose any database you want. LB4 supports most databases very well.


CASCONxEVOKE Conference Recap for LoopBack

by Diana Lau - Nov 13, 2019

CASCONxEVOKE is one of Canada’s largest combined academic, research and developer conferences, welcoming 1,500+ attendees and 150+ speakers. This year, the LoopBack team attended and kept busy collaborating with other attendees at the LoopBack booth and delivering a workshop at the conference between November 4th and 6th in Markham Ontario.