The Future of Node Podcast Series: “Small Core” – Keeping Node Core Small

IBM and StrongLoop partnered with Changelog to sponsor “The Future of Node” Spotlight series, recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Changelog is a podcast and digital media company focused on telling developer-centric stories. They’re hacker to the heart. You may know them best from their popular podcast “The Changelog” – a weekly podcast that covers the technology and people of open source. It’s about the code, the people, and the community.

In this episode from “The Future of Node” Spotlight series, host Adam Stacoviak talked with Sam Roberts (Node Runtimes at IBM) and Thomas Watson (Node.js Lead at Opbeat) about keeping Node Core small, what to put in, what to take out, how to deprecate and everything in-between.
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Introducing David Okun – StrongLoop Developer Evangelist

Editor’s Note: Over the next four weeks, we will be introducing you to IBM’s StrongLoop Developer Evangelist team. While they are usually quite busy attending events, hosting webinars, and putting together content about LoopBack and IBM’s API Connect, we managed to get them to write about themselves and let us know more about them. First up is David Okun, our newest team member.

Oh hi!

It’s been a really interesting road to get here, but I am IBM’s freshest addition to the StrongLoop team as a Developer Evangelist. Additionally, I’ll be that guy on the team who also gets to work with the Swift@IBM team, as my background has mostly focused on iOS.

First, I’d like to tell you a little bit about me.
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Let’s Code It: Static Site Generator

Traditionally, if you wanted to create a blog or website that you can update easily without having to directly edit HTML, you’d use a tool like WordPress. The basic flow for serving a website from a CMS like WordPress is as follows:

  1. Store content (e.g. “posts”) in a database
  2. Store display configuration (templates, CSS, etc.) separately
  3. When a visitor requests a page, run a script to…
    1. Pull the content from the database
    2. Read the appropriate template
    3. Put them together to build page HTML
    4. Send HTML to the user

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Happy Holidays from the StrongLoop Team

As we approach the end of 2016, the StrongLoop and IBM team wants to take a moment to wish you all a festive holiday season. Merry Christmas and happy New Year, and may you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones. Much happiness and success in 2017!

Our blog and social media will a little quiet during the holiday season, but we will be back in early 2017 to let you know about exciting news, tips and events.
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Announcing LoopBack 3.0 GA

Today we are excited to announce availability of LoopBack 3.0 for general availability.

It has been a long ride since the last major release of LoopBack (version 2.0), announced more than two years ago. In that time, we have added over 90 new features, StrongLoop was acquired by IBM, the LoopBack team grew by 10 more developers, and we opened the documentation to your contributions.

Before we move to the list of new features, let me clarify a last-minute change in supported Node.js versions and our plans for the LoopBack version line 2.x. Read more