LoopBack Offers Index Support for Cloudant Model

by Janny Hou - 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. It could cause a slow response time when called with larger data set. In version 2.x we allow users to specify indexable properties and multiple properties in a composed index. The connector then creates proper indexes based on the model definition.


LoopBack 4 May 2018 Milestone Update

by Kyu Shim - Jun 5, 2018

The sun’s out and we’re breaking all the guns out for “Developer Preview 3” (DP3)! In May various spikes that started as stretch goals from our previous milestone continued and were put into effect. You can check out the follow up issues from these spikes in our June Milestone.

Read on to get our insights on what’s been accomplished in our May milestone.


LoopBack Doc Search Powered by Watson

by Taranveer Virk - May 30, 2018

When you have over a 1000 pages of documentation, it becomes a necessity to be able to search the documentation effectively to find relevant content. With this in mind, we’ve recently changed to powering LoopBack documentation search with IBM Watson Discovery instead of Google Custom Search. Read on to learn more about the new search.


Call for Proposals for APIStrat

by Dave Whiteley - May 24, 2018

Did you know that APIStrat has a Call for Proposals running until June 8, 2018?

Don’t know what APIStrat is? It’s the API Strategy & Practice Conference, hosted appropriately enough by the OpenAPI Initiative. It will be held in Nashville, Tennessee this year from September 24-26. If you are interested in successfully navigating the API economy, this event is for you.

To provide a better idea of what APIStrat is and who it is for, we’ll share this description from its web site:

“APIStrat brings together experts, leaders, and members of the community to discuss what we each see on the ground every day. This event is not just for developers and IT teams, it is also for business users, executives, and anyone who seeks to better understand how APIs are impacting the world around us.”


LoopBack 4 April 2018 Milestone Update

by Biniam Admikew - May 8, 2018

In April, our team was focused on delivering “Developer Preview 2” and conducting spikes which help us shape features in LoopBack 4 and create backlog tasks for our next release. Getting Developer Preview 2 successfully out the door took up our first half of the month. For the second half of April, we took up a number of stretch goals which mainly comprised of spikes, but also had time to work on PRs which improved our build, tests, development processes, and docs. Check out May Milestone if you’d like to know what’s on the horizon for May.

If you’d like to know details of our accomplishments in April, continue reading below.